NBN partners with ADTRAN on software, hardware and services supply deal

By:
James Pearce
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Supply agreement will see ADTRAN supply software, hardware and services for NBN’s nationwide network rollout

Optical fiberAustralia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) has announced a supply agreement with ADTRAN that will see the latter supply software, hardware and services for NBN’s nationwide network roll-out.

The deal follows the successful deployment of a GPON network interoperability proof-of-concept earlier this year.

NBN is in the process of building a new and upgraded, fast wholesale broadband network, with the aim of connecting 8 million homes and businesses by 2020 with faster broadband.

NBN’s chief network deployment officer, Kathrine Dyer said: “The rollout of the NBN network is one of the most complex and ambitious telecommunications projects to be undertaken in any market around the world. 

“We look forward to working with ADTRAN on bringing the NBN network into reality including working together on our world leading Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) network that is set to serve more than one million homes and businesses around the country by 2020.”

NBN will deploy ADTRAN’s Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) solutions, which combine modern web-scale technology with open-source platforms to facilitate rapid innovation in multi-technology, multi-vendor environments.

“Rolling out new technologies can be a complicated and costly endeavor for network service providers, especially in multi-vendor environments,” said Jay Wilson, ADTRAN SVP for technology and strategy. 

“ADTRAN’s highly programmable SD-Access solutions utilize an open microservices architecture that support the adoption of network automation that reduces service provisioning times, human error and IT complexity, while enabling the desirable customer self-service capabilities.”