Otelco picks Adtran for backhaul plan

Like many telcos, rural service provider Otelco Mid-Missouri sees a growing market opportunity for providing mobile backhaul capacity. To that end, the company has deployed Adtran's Optical Networking Edge (ONE) offering to leverage the Adtran Total Access 5000 network infrastructure the carrier previously installed.

Otelco said it wants to take advantage of that burgeoning backhaul opportunity presented by 3G and 4G mobile services, but wants to make sure it can maintain service quality across its entire network landscape for all users. That is the struggle that any network operator trying to suddenly introduce a unpredictable loads of mobile traffic is going to face.

Adtran can help in that regard with a single simplified platform because the vendor announced late last year that it was combining its ONE platform with is Advanced Operational Environment (AOE). The AOE includes ServiceMonitor, a capability which allow Otelco to use Web-based service level agreement monitoring and cell-optimized wavelength service capabilities to ensure appropriate separation of distinct traffic types.

For more:
- see this Computer Business Review article

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