Adtran | November 18, 2022
Adtran, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation open networking and subscriber experience solutions, today announced that Greece’s biggest power utility, Public Power Corporation (PPC), is leveraging the Adtran end-to-end fiber broadband solution to launch its pilot high-speed wholesale network in the municipality of Peristeri, within the region of Attica. When expanded nationwide, PPC plans to support all local broadband service providers and connect over three million homes and businesses with fiber over the next four years.
PPC has approximately six million electricity customers, making it the leader in the wider market of Southeast Europe. Supporting the utility’s current sustainability, digitization and growth initiatives, PPC wanted to deploy a future-proof, nationwide wholesale fiber network to expand its business opportunities and help connect its country to higher broadband speeds.
PPC selected the Adtran open, disaggregated, 10G fiber access platform to deploy its pilot broadband access network infrastructure. In the first phase of PPC’s fiber deployment, it is deploying PON technology across its existing power distribution network infrastructure to deliver wholesale gigabit services. Later, it can use the same fiber access network to introduce smart grid and other advanced grid modernization applications to improve power network efficiency and operations.
“We value Adtran’s experience in working with utilities to help launch greenfield broadband networks that deliver high-speed services and help further modernize and optimize the power distribution network,” said Alexandros Paterakis, Deputy CEO at Public Power Corporation. “From the beginning, Adtran’s level of engagement in the deployment process was a differentiator, and Adtran’s open solutions relieve us from being tied to one vendor. The platform’s open, disaggregated architecture provides us with network flexibility and scale.”
“Adtran is helping service providers, utilities and municipalities of every size and in every region of the world launch multi-gigabit fiber access services. Our open, disaggregated broadband access systems are proven to increase service velocity, lower integration and operations costs, and streamline operations, The fiber access network architecture that PPC is using has rapidly evolved to encompass the benefits of web-scale data center design principles, which afford operators efficiency gains in network buildout, service delivery and overall resource consumption. As a result, operators are realizing elevated investor value and market competitiveness.”
Stuart Broome, Vice President of Sales, EMEA, at Adtran
Adtran, Inc. is a leading global provider of open, disaggregated networking and communications solutions that enable voice, data, video and internet communications across any network infrastructure. From the cloud edge to the subscriber edge, Adtran empowers communications service providers around the world to manage and scale services that connect people, places and things. Adtran solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations and millions of individual users worldwide. Adtran, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ADTRAN Holdings, Inc.
Omantel | November 10, 2022
Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), Oman's first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, today announced the launch of a 400GbE DCI service utilizing Ciena's Data Center Interconnect solution. The service is designed to meet the rapidly rising connectivity demands of Omantel’s wholesale, cloud and content provider customers while delivering a superior customer experience through optimized performance.
Omantel’s 400GbE DCI service runs on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optics and is managed by the Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller. The Ciena solution gives Omantel the ability to deploy 100G and, for the first time, 400GbE DCI connectivity over wavelengths up to 800Gb/s to accommodate increasing network traffic.
“Our vision is for Oman to be the leading gateway to the region and beyond. We are bringing this mission to life, and a recent example is our new 400GbE data center interconnect service that we developed with Ciena. At Omantel, considering the numerous benefits on technical, commercial and social levels, we acted upon a clear strategy for data centers by partnering with Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company, to launch MC1, the premier carrier-neutral data center in MENA. We are now taking the next step by introducing an innovative new DCI service, the first of its kind in the region,”
Sohail Qadir, Vice President of Wholesale at Omantel
He added, “Crucially, we were able to launch the service sustainably—without deploying additional platforms—doubling wavelength transmission capacity from 400G to 800G and improving overall fiber capacity leveraging our existing footprint. What this means for our customers is faster delivery of on-demand cloud applications and content with the highest quality.”
Virginie Hollebecque, Vice President and Leader of EMEA, Ciena, said: “With a flexible, scalable network foundation from Ciena, Omantel is able to get ahead of the growing demands on today’s networks and provide its customers with unrivaled connectivity by way of its DCI service.”
Omantel and Ciena continue to work together on various levels to introduce advanced products based on the latest technologies in the industry. The collaboration has resulted in innovative products that reflect the leading role of both companies in the wholesale domain.
Omantel is the Sultanate’s first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, enabling the digital society to flourish, allowing new ways of doing business and delivering a world of information, news and entertainment. Today, Omantel is continuously working to achieve the highest level of customers’ satisfaction as the most reliable and wide national and international networks. For additional information, visit www.omantel.om.
Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive Network™ in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale.
Cambium Networks | December 14, 2022
Cambium Networks a leading global provider of networking solutions, today introduced the ePMP 4600, a next-generation fixed wireless platform that lets service providers and private network operators utilize the entire 6 GHz spectrum to deliver up to 4 Gbps throughput per sector over fixed wireless. The ePMP 4600 is deployed in days rather than the months it takes to deploy fiber and is dramatically less costly than satellite access technologies, enabling service providers in rural and suburban areas to offer up to 1 Gbps service packages with low latency to residential and business customers.
"This is a generational opportunity in performance, scale and economics to connect business and residential customers," said Jose Camarillo, CEO and President, SKYNET360. "6 GHz gives us the ability to deploy near to gigabit service using new spectrum at a competitive price point, which is a true game changer for everyone needing more bandwidth and critical in the fight to bridge the digital divide."
Network operators report field tests showing multigigabit throughput per sector and more than one gigabit per second to subscriber modules at ranges greater than two miles. The new spectrum will especially benefit hard-to-reach rural communities most impacted by the digital divide by providing a rapidly deployable way to deliver high-bandwidth, low-latency services for demanding applications, such as streaming video, videoconferencing, and gaming as soon as the FCC opens the spectrum, rather than waiting years for fiber deployment. In the US, the FCC is expected to make the 6 GHz frequency band fully available as standard power unlicensed spectrum in 2023. In the interim, they have favorably responded to experimental license applicants. There are approximately ten service providers currently using ePMP 4600 technology to gain experience in planning and assessing the performance.
"The 6 GHz spectrum offers broadband service providers a way to bring high performance next-generation connectivity with superior economics to more people and help close the digital divide expeditiously, Service providers and enterprise network operators now have another alternative to waiting for fiber and deploy gigabit speed broadband with velocity. They also have the unique opportunity to understand all of the technical and business details and develop their commercial profitable offerings for emerging media-rich applications ahead of spectrum availability."
Cambium Networks President and CEO Atul Bhatnagar
The ePMP 4000 platform is the latest addition to the Cambium ONE Network for Service Providers, an umbrella platform that automatically provisions, manages and monitors different elements of the network from a single pane of glass with cnMaestro™ cloud management. It simplifies operations with a converged network that spans from cloud to edge and optimizes multiple technologies, including fixed wireless (3 GHz CBRS, 5 GHz, 6 GHz, 28 GHz and 60 GHz), indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi access points, Ethernet switches, Quality of Experience (QoE) and cnHeat™ LiDAR-based coverage analysis. Cambium's ONE Network lets service providers focus on the network as a whole rather than the individual elements and deliver outstanding online experiences.
As part of its leadership in providing 6 GHz solutions, Cambium Networks is working closely with several of the newly approved Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) system operators, including close collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies' turnkey AFC Solution. This will accelerate the development of the AFC ecosystem, and ensure that ePMP 4600 solutions will be fully compliant with frequency coordination processes the day that the FCC opens the band for commercial use.
The 4600 is the 4th generation of Cambium Networks' successful ePMP platform with more than 3 million radios deployed and serving customers globally. The ePMP platform offers scalability and interference mitigation based on its unique air interface. The platform takes advantage of the 802.11ax standard and overlays ePMP features such as TDD synchronization, SmartQoS and frame optimization. The upcoming 6 GHz spectrum will offer 850 MHz of new clean, low noise floor channels that will be ideal for the new capabilities offered in the ePMP 4600 such as orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA), multi-user multiple-input, multiple-output (MU-MIMO) in both the uplink and downlink directions and TDD synchronization. For point-to-point (PTP) applications such as campus connectivity and business services, the Force 4600C builds on the proven ePMP Force 400C Series to offer multiple Gbps and leverage the unique ePTP protocol for higher network efficiency.
"Qualcomm Technologies' Networking Pro Wi-Fi 6E platforms deliver high performance connectivity for both traditional access point and fixed wireless applications and are heavily featured across Cambium Networks' 6GHz solutions," said Ganesh Swaminathan, VP, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "Our strong support of Cambium Networks continues both with the latest ePMP offering, as well as close collaboration on implementation of our AFC Solution."
About Cambium Networks
Cambium Networks delivers wireless communications that work for businesses, communities, and cities worldwide. Millions of our radios are deployed to connect people, places and things with a unified wireless fabric that spans multiple standards and frequencies of fixed wireless and Wi-Fi, all managed centrally via the cloud. Our multi-gigabit wireless fabric offers a compelling value proposition over traditional fiber and alternative wireless solutions. We work with our Cambium certified ConnectedPartners to deliver purpose-built networks for service provider, enterprise, industrial, and government connectivity solutions in urban, suburban, and rural environments, with wireless that just works.
Disclaimer and Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThe information contained herein is accurate as of the publication date. This release contains forward-looking statements including the statement that the FCC is expected to make the 6 GHz frequency band fully available as standard power unlicensed spectrum in 2023 that are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to statements regarding regulatory compliance, our business, product, and technology. That information may be updated, amended, supplemented or otherwise modified by subsequent presentations, webcasts, filings, events or other materials.
T-Mobile | December 13, 2022
Consider the mic dropped. T-Mobile America’s 5G leader announced today that it has expanded 5G coverage and capacity, now reaching 323 million people with Extended Range 5G and 260 million people with Ultra Capacity 5G. With the achievement, T-Mobile reaches its mid-band 5G year-end goal weeks ahead of schedule and moves closer to its target of covering 300 million people with Ultra Capacity 5G by the end of 2023. The Un-carrier is also adding a massive boost to its Ultra capacity 5G network with a new nationwide layer of mid-band 5G spectrum: 1900 MHz.
“We’re rapidly executing on our vision to deliver the highest capacity network this country has ever seen, We’ve led in 5G coverage from the beginning, delivering a massive 5G footprint that continues to grow. And with Ultra Capacity 5G, it’s undeniable that T-Mobile customers have access to the most powerful 5G network around.”
Neville Ray, President of Technology at T-Mobile
As coverage expands, T-Mobile is also bringing in additional capacity for even faster speeds. The Un-carrier has now deployed 1900 MHz spectrum another layer of mid-band 5G (the fast stuff) nationwide. Using a highway analogy, the new layer of 5G spectrum adds lanes to the road so traffic can zoom. And for those who really want to go fast, the Un-carrier has begun lighting up three-carrier aggregation combining three channels of mid-band 5G spectrum which in tests produced peak speeds topping 3 Gbps on T-Mobile’s 5G standalone network. Customers with the Samsung Galaxy S22 are leveraging the capability in parts of the network now. Three-carrier aggregation will expand nationwide, and be accessible by additional devices, in the near future.
T-Mobile is the leader in 5G with the country’s largest, fastest and most reliable 5G network. Customers on other networks who want a better experience can try the country’s most-awarded 5G network now for free. With T-Mobile’s Network Pass, people with unlocked eSIM-compatible phones can experience T-Mobile for three months at no charge with unlimited smartphone data, including 5G. And when they’re ready to make the move to T-Mobile, they can switch in minutes right from their phone with Easy Switch.
Ultra Capacity 5G includes dedicated mid- and/or high-band 5G signals. See 5G device, coverage, & access details at T-Mobile.com. Fastest: Based on median, overall combined 5G speeds according to analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data 5G download speeds for Q3 2022. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission. Most Reliable: According to an audit report conducted by independent third-party umlaut containing crowdsourced data for user experience including task completion collected from April to September 2022.
T-Mobile US, Inc. is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint.