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Optical access

Evolving access network

Rapid growth of cloud-based applications has driven a surge in optical transport capacity. Yet the main bandwidth bottleneck remains the access network. Demand for high-capacity optical access is increasing in a wide range of applications. In mobile networks, LTE Advanced and particularly the emergence of 5G are having an enormous impact on fronthaul and backhaul infrastructure, putting huge demands on transport networks for lower latencies and ultra-reliability. Meanwhile the evolution of cable networks led by fiber deep and distributed access architecture technology is further driving the overhaul of optical access networks.

Complete flexibility

Enterprises and network operators urgently require optical access solutions suitable for the toughest environments. They need technology hardened to withstand the most extreme conditions in terms of temperature, moisture and dust. Space and power are both at a premium and so compact and highly efficient devices are needed. Flexibility is also essential. Modular access technology that enables a pay-as-you-grow model is the key to affordable growth. What’s more, operational simplicity is vital together with plug-and-play service activation to avoid frequent truck rolls.

Addressing all access optical transport needs 

Traditional high-capacity products simply don’t fit the bill. That’s why we’ve engineered a new breed of solution that enables rapid service delivery and addresses today’s evolving needs. We’re giving network designers the power to use a single set of hardware across multiple access applications, reducing complexity as well as capital and operating expenses. The ADVA portfolio of cost-effective and scalable passive and active optical access solutions provides a complete product line to support a wide variety of protocols up to 200Gbit/s, enabling true end-to-end optical access infrastructure.


The capacity of fiber access networks needs to quickly expand. With the demand for data growing exponentially, network operators urgently require a way to increase the capacity of last-mile connectivity ...
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