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December 6, 2009

Adtran unveils multi-service provisioning platform for smart grid applications

Multiple plug-in units to eliminate need for separate network elements

By CBR Staff Writer

Adtran has unveiled an IEEE 1613-compliant model of its OPTI-6100 Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP).

The company claims that the additional compliance validation will expand applications for the OPTI-6100 in the utility industry and allow customers to benefit from the operational efficiencies of this platform.

According to Adtran, the OPTI-6100 is a multi-service optical access and aggregation platform. It is suited for delivery of DS1s or E1s, ethernet over SONET/PDH, ethernet aggregation, TDM over Pseudowire, multiple DS3/E3 delivery, customer premises service delivery and mobile backhaul. Services are configured through plug-in units, which are provisioned according to the service needs of individual locations.

The multiple plug-in units eliminate the need for separate network elements and minimises CAPEX and OPEX by offering TDM and ethernet services from a single system. It supports existing OPTI-6100 interfaces and services and provides for operation in harsh environments, the company said.

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Jason Morgan, director of product management at Adtran carrier networks division, said: “Already realising the many efficiencies of the OPTI-6100, utility customers expressed a need to extend use of the platform into other areas of their network. We are happy to meet this need, allowing them to reap even greater rewards from their Adtran equipment.”

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