ADTRAN primes a countrywide deployment in Israel with Bezeq

Phase 1 begins this week using ADTRAN solutions in a variety of deployment scenarios ahead of mass rollout in 2017

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2016-- ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced it is the prime project vendor in a countrywide deployment for Israeli incumbent operator Bezeq. The initial phase, involving a suite of distribution point unit (DPU) and CPE solutions from ADTRAN’s Mosaic© SD-Access portfolio, will represent one of the largest ongoing deployments in the world. The mass rollout will quickly establish Israel at the forefront of digital nations, bringing ultrafast broadband capabilities to citizens at a record pace. ADTRAN’s IP68 sealed solutions, serving as the foundational element for Bezeq’s plans, allow deployment with confidence due to ADTRAN’s global leadership in the growing sealed micro DSLAM segment.

“ADTRAN’s advanced innovation makes it the clear choice for our rollout, helping us rapidly serve customers across Israel with new, transformative broadband services,” said Bezeq CTIO, Yaki Zano. “ADTRAN’s collaborative involvement in our strategic development has given us a robust and flexible technology roadmap for the future of our broadband access network, ready to confront new opportunities.”

The announcement is validation of ADTRAN’s global technology leadership and follows a series of intensive lab and field trials with the operator during 2016. Allied to the success of these trials was ADTRAN’s partnership approach to addressing Bezeq’s unique Gigabit broadband goals within a short timeframe.

“Bezeq is assuring a bright, sustainable future for ultrafast and Gigabit broadband services in Israel, applying in a wide range of varied applications so that the maximum number of subscribers across the country are able to benefit without waiting for FTTP to arrive,” said Ronan Kelly, CTO for EMEA and APAC at ADTRAN. “ADTRAN solutions are built for superior versatility, robustness and performance, with software-defined networking (SDN) principles that make Bezeq’s network more flexible, open and ready to exploit dynamically.”

Bezeq is leveraging ADTRAN’s solutions in a variety of locations and deployment scenarios including FTTB, FTTCab and both aerial and subterranean FTTdp. Each of the DPUs involved in Bezeq’s deployment utilizes ADTRAN’s renowned sealed micro DSLAM enclosures and is physical layer agnostic to ensure rapid service provisioning and activation, even within multi-vendor FTTx infrastructures. In addition, ADTRAN DPUs are chipset agnostic, allowing them to remain at the forefront of innovation, independent of the pace of development of specific chipset vendors.

As Bezeq develops its network infrastructure for more programmable, flexible Gigabit service delivery, another key consideration is enabling increased automation utilizing ADTRAN’s unique software-defined network virtualisation capabilities.

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