Call Flow rolls out ADTRAN-powered 10Gbps FTTH infrastructure

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Natalie Bannerman
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UK operator Call Flow deploys ADTRAN's latest XGS-PON technology increasing its multi-gigabit service offerings

Call Flow has become the first operator in the UK to drive a multi–gigabit access strategy using ADTRAN's XGS-PON infrastructure.

“ADTRAN’s global leadership in gigabit broadband solutions made it the ideal choice to address the rising bandwidth demands we anticipate for the next 5–10 years and beyond. Its commitment to modern software-based, open architectures reinforced our view that it was the right partner for us,” said Andy Conibere, CEO at Call Flow.

The XGS-PON solution will power the first generation of multi-gigabit fibre to the home (FTTH) services. The company has already built out up to 100Mbps fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) services and to allow services to scale, Call Flow is now using ADTRAN's 1-GBps FTTH solution which is fully compatible with its existing FTTH network. 

With the rise of application demands in areas such as: augmented reality, virtual reality, 4K media streaming and the cloud, demand for lower latency and higher data rates is increasing. Which means, service providers are forced to rethink GPON as their standard of choice for new roll-outs. 

"As Call Flow expands to answer more of the pent-up demand for Gigabit broadband services throughout the UK, XGS-PON will be essential to future-proofing our competitive advantage and delivering maximum value to our residential and business customers, as well as our investors,” said Conibere.

XGS-PON supports 10Gbps symmetric fixed wavelength PON over new or existing fibre optic networks, offering the best combination between performance and price, allowing Call Flow to address both residential and business subscribers at the same time, on a single common, optical distribution network. 

“Call Flow has a leading vision for multi-Gigabit broadband services to better enable their communities for the global marketplace and to improve individual customers’ lives. Its strategic choice of XGS-PON is foundational to its ambition to be a prominent FTTH player in the UK market,” said Ronan Kelly, CTO for EMEA & APAC at Adtran.

Adtran’s XGS-PON solution protects operators’ network investments by effectively doubling the usable life span of the optical distribution network and creating the available capacity to support premium revenues for the foreseeable future. 

“This deployment adds to the global momentum building around 10 Gigabit PON as the primary access technology of choice for operators in developed broadband markets. Rapidly and cost-effectively satisfying subscriber demand and government targets, XGS-PON is the breakthrough the FTTH industry has been waiting for,” said Kelly.