M-net taps ADTRAN for gigabit fibre extension network build

Created May 4, 2020
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M-net has selected the ADTRAN Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) portfolio for its FTTB products, and Mosaic™ Cloud Platform to help accelerate the introduction of gigabit services to its residential and business customers. M-net is leveraging ADTRAN’s second-generation Gfast technology to expand its fibre broadband network coverage by using the existing wiring in buildings within its footprint. M-net is one of the leading fibre optic operators in Bavaria.

“M-net’s goal is to extend our fibre network into every connected apartment and office via FTTH over time. The new generation of Gfast is a solution that immediately enables us to provide our customers with gigabit services via the existing FTTB-infrastructure – a solution significantly more reliable, more robust against interference and much more efficient in the carbon footprint than alternative technologies in the market,” said Dr. Hermann Rodler, M-net CTO.

M-net offers high-performance triple play services to its residential customers and an extended portfolio of networking and data centre services to business customers. M-net’s service area includes large parts of Bavaria, the greater Ulm area and the Main-Kinzig district in Hesse. The company is a pioneer in the use of future-proof fibre optic technology and was awarded best local provider in Germany four times in a row in the Connect fixed network test and most innovative network operator by an influential German business journal.

“The push for gigabit services is being fuelled by competition and championed by regulatory agencies around the world. Together this drives the need to bring fibre deeper into the network and closer to the end user. In scenarios where FTTH deployment architectures are not pragmatic, broadband access innovation is required,” said Dr. Eduard Scheiterer, managing director, ADTRAN GmbH. “With its broad Gigabit Gfast portfolio, ADTRAN is well-positioned to capitalise on this market opportunity as operators worldwide look to expand the range and reach of gigabit services to any customer over any network infrastructure.”

For more information, visit www.adtran.com

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.