ADTRAN Unveils New Software-Only Solution to Help CAF Service Providers Comply and Manage Performance Testing

Cloud-based, open system works without extra equipment or raising
privacy concerns—delivering enhanced user experience

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#CAFlt;/agt;–ADTRAN,
, (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open
networking and subscriber experience solutions, today announced a
comprehensive software-only Connect
America Fund (CAF) performance test offering
that helps service
providers meet and manage FCC requirements without huge inconveniences
or raising privacy concerns—all while offering enhanced data analytics
to help improve customer experience.

“What’s great about our approach is we address a complex government
mandate that has the potential to be expensive and invasive with an
easy-to-use solution to comply with FCC requirements, enhance subscriber
experience and protect privacy,” ADTRAN General Manager of Subscriber
Solutions and Experience Jeff McInnis said. “Our zero-touch solution
enables service providers to cover every FCC aspect—from the customer
network to the test server to reporting requirements—and is truly the
most thoughtful, comprehensive solution on the market.”

The end-to-end ADTRAN Network Performance Testing solution helps
recipients of CAF funds meet the requirements that go into effect July
1, 2019, as described in the FCC
Order DA 18-710 for Connect America Fund Recipient Testing
. It also
accommodates those service providers looking to meet the Alternative
Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) requirements detailed in the same
order, as well as future testing regulations that may be developed in
other countries.

The standards-based software runs on any TR-069 compliant
device, including xDSL, Ethernet, DOCSIS, PON, and LTE WAN gateways and
allows service providers to remotely schedule and collect data on CAF
performance and latency testing. This also makes the need for a clunky,
auxiliary white box unnecessary. Service providers also have the option
to purchase the full portfolio of ADTRAN
SmartRG residential gateways
with embedded software and sign up for
the test management service that provides ongoing monitoring and data
collection required by the FCC, while enhancing the customer experience.

“What excites me about ADTRAN’s approach here is that they understand
how untenable it would be for me to create a testing strategy and roll
out to my pre-selected homes and explain why we need to install another
box, much less say it’s a government requirement,” CEO of New
Lisbon Telephone Company
John Greene said. “Making this an easy
software solution that can be managed by ADTRAN helps me meet
requirements and understand my network better to grow revenue to pay for
the solution itself. That is super smart and what service providers

ADTRAN designed this solution to not only make it easier for operators
to integrate the FCC requirements into their day-to-day operations, but
also to work around the uncertainty of customer LAN environments that
may introduce inaccurate information into the FCC reporting and
jeopardize funding.


At ADTRAN, Inc., we believe amazing things happen when people connect.
From the cloud edge to the subscriber edge, we help communications
service providers around the world manage and scale services that
connect people, places and things to advance human progress. Whether
rural or urban, domestic or international, telco or cable, enterprise or
residential—ADTRAN solutions optimize existing technology
infrastructures and create new, multi-gigabit platforms that leverage
cloud economics, data analytics, machine learning and open
ecosystems—the future of global networking. Find more at ADTRAN,
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Ashley Schulte
Witz Communications for ADTRAN

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