HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Wightman Telecom, a progressive Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) and a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) serving communities in southern Ontario, Canada, has selected the industry’s fastest growing access platform, the Total Access® 5000, for Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployments throughout its service area. The unique All-Ethernet architecture of the Total Access 5000 offers a wealth of benefits including scalability and flexibility of services paving the way for additional high-speed, bandwidth-intensive services for Wightman’s subscribers in the future.
“We needed a flexible platform that would provide an evolutionary path and maximize the ROI of our copper base while allowing us to transition to FTTH without a forklift upgrade. We needed a vendor that would provide a robust product with an aggressive roadmap and long-term support. ADTRAN and its Total Access 5000 were the perfect solution,” said Tom Sullivan, vice president and general manager of Wightman Telecom. “Because of the flexibility of this next-generation platform, we will realize operational expense savings and increased revenue streams as we continue to roll out triple-play services to our customers. Today, we are exploiting our existing copper infrastructure, retiring an end-of-life switching platform and continuing our evolution to FTTH. We see FTTH as the end game and ADTRAN with its Total Access 5000 provided us the best path to achieve this over the long term.”
The ADTRAN Total Access 5000’s architecture enables service providers to protect their investment and future-proof their networks. With a multi-terabit backplane, the Total Access 5000 offers unmatched capacity and scalability. Using the industry’s widest range of access and transport modules, it is extremely flexible, allowing service providers to easily launch multiple new services from a common platform.
“The Total Access 5000 allows service providers, like Wightman, to address the needs of today, while providing the ability to address future service needs for decades to come,” said Randy Garvey, general manager, ADTRAN Canada. “Selecting ADTRAN is an investment in the future of their network.”