ADTRAN, a provider of open networking and subscriber experience solutions, has announced an extension of its fixed wireless access portfolio with the addition of new millimeter wave (mmWave) mesh and point-to-multipoint (PTMP) solutions that enable the deployment of 5G networks.
“Multi-gigabit broadband service extension via fixed wireless is essential to a comprehensive and cost-effective 5G network and provides a tremendous speed to market advantage,” says ADTRAN VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy Hossam Salib. “Fixed wireless technologies can be easier and more affordable to deploy than fixed fiber, which makes new millimeter wave and point-to-multipoint innovations excellent choices to build the dense backhaul network 5G requires.”
The advancements of mesh technologies is speeding up the densification of mmWave backhaul networks needed to handle various technological advancements in IoT, smart cities, connected cars, and ultra-high speed broadband by connecting multiple nodes wirelessly with other nodes receiving bandwidth from fiber links.
ADTRAN is working with numerous carriers and regional service providers in the US and EMEA to design, deploy, and manage backhaul networks utilizing mmWave, mesh, and SON technologies.
“We are integrating these mmWave mesh and point-to-multipoint solutions into our Mosaic software platform to ease deployment and migration to SDN/NFV architectures as we help operators deploy fixed wireless solutions,” says Salib. “We then bring all the pieces together by leveraging ADTRAN’s network implementation service expertise, which allows operators to customize and integrate multiple wireless access technologies into their overall 5G strategy.”