A new deal between the National Cable Television Cooperative and broadband access systems provider ADTRAN will make ADTRAN broadband solutions available to NCTC members, who are, generally speaking, smaller service providers serving rural areas.
NCTC membership is made up from more than 700 cable and broadband operators across the country, including more than 200 of which already use ADTRAN’s access solutions and the Mosaic Subscriber Suite, including Comporium, Consolidated Communications, Lumos, Vast Broadband and Vexus Fiber, according to ADTRAN.
Under terms of the agreement, NCTC members who are pursuing fiber broadband will be able to purchase ADTRAN Total Access 5000 (TA5000) fiber access platform, 10G PON and 10G EPON solutions, Mosaic Subscriber Suite and smart home offerings.
NCTC members will also be able to access ADTRAN’s professional and support services to design, deploy, test, manage and upgrade their networks, including network evaluation and audit services, resident engineer support services and Virtual CTO services.
“ADTRAN is a great partner and this deal creates an amazing choice for NCTC members to launch and/or grow their fiber-to-the-home deployments with the help of a top-notch, leading company,” said Rich Fickle, CEO and president at NCTC, in a prepared statement. “This new agreement affirms ADTRAN’s willingness to step up and support independent cable and broadband providers with great pricing on end-to-end fiber-to-the-home networks and unparalleled commitment to our members.”
No stranger to partnering with broadband solution providers, NCTC inked a similar deal to the ADTRAN deal last year for more traditional DOCSIS-based cable broadband solutions with Harmonic. The cooperative also partnered with Plume recently for a managed Wi-Fi solution.