Fibernet builds competitive 10G fiber network with Adtran
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Adtran, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation multi-gigabit fiber access and fiber extension solutions, today announced Fibernet is leveraging the Adtran 10G Fiber Access Platform to build an XGS-PON fiber network that will connect 50,000 customers in its first phase. Fibernet is leveraging its innovative fiber trenching technology to quickly build a fiber network and is using Adtran's reliable 10G solutions to deploy competitive, scalable broadband services to households and businesses in Finland.
Fibernet is a new alternative network provider (altnet) in Finland, where much of the country can access 4G mobile broadband coverage. However, increased demand for high-bandwidth, reliable internet means that fiber connections are a necessity. While some established service providers began slowly building expensive fiber networks, Fibernet invested in an innovative fiber trenching approach that allows the altnet to build its network much faster. Fibernet selected the Adtran 10G Fiber Access Platform as its foundation to launch high-quality, competitive broadband services for internet, IPTV, telehealth and more.
The Adtran 10G Fiber Access Platform leverages the symmetrical upload and download speeds of XGS-PON technology, which future-proofs the network against growing demand for high-bandwidth cloud and streaming services. Adtran's supply availability is also a differentiator for Fibernet. In Finland, the ground is frozen for five months each year. The long winters require well-planned building seasons and hardware deliveries must be on schedule during the warmer months. Adtran offers a comprehensive end-to-end access portfolio that allows Fibernet to order most of the hardware from a single vendor to better ensure on-time deliveries.
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