Call Flow deploys ADTRAN-powered 10Gbps FTTH infrastructure
20 July 2017 | Natalie Bannerman
Call Flow has become the first operator in the UK to drive a multi–gigabit access strategy using ADTRAN’s XGS-PON infrastructure.
“ADTRAN’s global leadership in gigabit broadband solutions made it the ideal choice to address the rising bandwidth demands we anticipate for the next 5–10 years and beyond. Its commitment to modern software-based, open architectures reinforced our view that it was the right partner for us,” said Andy Conibere, CEO at Call Flow.
The XGS-PON solution will power the first generation of multi-gigabit fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services. The company has already built out up to 100Mbps fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) services and to allow services to scale, Call Flow is now using ADTRAN’s 1Gbps FTTH solution, which is fully compatible with its existing FTTH network.
With the rise of application demands in areas such as: augmented reality, virtual reality, 4K media streaming and the cloud, demand for lower latency and higher data rates is increasing. Which means, service providers are forced to rethink GPON as their standard of choice for new rollouts.
"As Call Flow expands to answer more of the pent-up demand for gigabit broadband services throughout the UK, XGS-PON will be essential to future-proofing our competitive advantage and delivering maximum value to our residential and business customers, as well as our investors,” said Conibere.
“Call Flow has a leading vision for multi-gigabit broadband services to better enable their communities for the global marketplace and to improve individual customers’ lives. Its strategic choice of XGS-PON is foundational to its ambition to be a prominent FTTH player in the UK market,” said Ronan Kelly, CTO for EMEA & APAC at ADTRAN.
ADTRAN’s XGS-PON solution protects operators’ network investments by effectively doubling the usable life span of the optical distribution network and creating the available capacity to support premium revenues for the foreseeable future.
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