United Communications Upgrades to FTTH With ADTRAN

  • ADTRAN
  • FTTH
HUNTSVILLE, AL - United Communications, a rural telco in central Tennessee, is upgrading its network to deliver high-bandwidth, triple-play services. With more than 20,000 access lines deployed, United Communications can deliver a rich set of FTTH services, including video, voice and data.

United Communications chose ADTRAN to meet the growing demand from residential and business customers for next-generation services such as IPTV and to increase network bandwidth for popular activities such as online gaming, photo sharing, video streaming and critical business communications.

ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 can support United Communications' existing copper infrastructure as well as its new fiber infrastructure, allowing the company to economically address both legacy and next-generation services. By reducing loop lengths to maximize the performance of the VDSL and ADSL2+ copper access technologies in its network, United Communications can deliver ultra-broadband speeds over its copper infrastructure with ADTRAN’s Total Access 1100 series sealed fiber-to-the-node broadband access solutions. The combination of the Total Access 1100 series and the Total Access 5000 platform gives United Communications a migration path toward a converged network architecture which will reduce both capital and operational expenses moving forward.

As United Communications continues to deploy even more fiber in its network, it can expand the availability of faster broadband speeds - up to 10 Gbps - from a single platform. The Total Access 5000 system functions as a full-featured FTTH and FTTN aggregator and flexible access platform that enables United Communications to meet a variety of legacy and emerging service requirements while accommodating growth in its network.

“We have offered voice and data services to our customers for a while now, but when we looked at adding a complete triple-play offering to meet our subscriber demand we found that our old solution wasn’t scalable and could not reach across our entire footprint,” says William Bradford, president and CEO, United Communications. “ADTRAN’s broadband access solutions not only give us the bandwidth we need today, but also provide a migration path forward that allows us to stay competitive in our market in the long run. The personal attention and support ADTRAN gave us during our upgrade enabled us to design, test, and launch our upgraded network in less than 90 days.”

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