Welcom Net taps ADTRAN for Finnish Gfast MTU access

Created June 22, 2020
News and Business

Finnish operator Welcom Net is to utilise ADTRAN’s Gfast fibre extension to extend gigabit services to business properties in Helsinki. Welcom Net will leverage ADTRAN’s Mosaic access domain SDN controller and orchestrator to manage the gigabit services upgrade of existing customers and accelerate the on-boarding of hundreds of enterprise Multi-Tenant Units (MTU) over the next three years.

Welcom Net selected ADTRAN’s local reseller partner BCC Solutions to manage the planning, installation and management of the network upgrade. BCC Solutions worked with Welcom Net to select a broadband technology upgrade path that overcame the logistical challenges and business disruption concerns of the Helsinki MTU broadband market. This simplification was achieved by leveraging ADTRAN’s industry-leading Gfast fibre extension portfolio, affording Welcom Net a rapidly-deployable, gigabit-ready broadband service that also transparently supports the original DSL broadband services within the same building, further eliminating upgrade interruptions.

“Our customers want to be able to fully participate in the gigabit economy. For many that work in historic buildings downtown, full fibre is not an option today, so we are finding alternative technologies to support gigabit speeds,” said Pasi Lahtinen, ICT Manager at Welcom Net. “With ADTRAN, we found the broadest range of gigabit fibre extension solutions, and through our partner BCC Solutions, we were quickly able to satisfy the gigabit demand across all of our business customers. Rapidly providing the bandwidth they need, along with our flexible, scalable services infrastructure, we have created a disruptive foundation that will support our growth today, tomorrow and into the future.”

“Gfast technology is reinventing the way gigabit broadband is delivered in Finland,” said Mikko Kivilinna, Project Manager at BCC Solutions. “The breadth of ADTRAN’s Gfast fibre extension solutions is helping create meaningful opportunities for carriers across the Nordics, to build networks the way they should be built – fast, nimble and scalable.”

Welcom Net says that deploying the ADTRAN Gfast solution was simple and straightforward. It offers high-value, high-bandwidth services—previously only available over fibre—to buildings where deploying fibre cables isn’t feasible due to historic property requirements. Management of the new network service is provided by the ADTRAN MosaicTM Cloud Platform, which unlocks control and management functions from the underlying network elements, enabling more flexible, agile service delivery across the entire access network domain.

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This article was written
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.