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CenturyLink has launched a field trial of ADTRAN’s virtualized OTL 10G-PON offering, in order to create a more flexible, manageable, and scalable access infrastructure, the company says.

This is the first time a disaggregated software-defined access (SD-Access) solution has been deployed in the United States, ADTRAN reports.

“The solution spans the entire access network from the cloud edge to subscriber edge, providing services delivery and support for all physical access media, allowing our customers to create best of breed networks,” Jay Wilson, ADTRAN’s SVP of technology and strategy, comments.

ADTRAN’s open architecture approach is reportedly key to allowing users to create a simplified service delivery platform that can leverage a broad variety of next-generation access technologies.

“The move to an open, programmable, and scalable access network will facilitate CenturyLink’s service agility and support faster deployment of services and applications for our customers,” CenturyLink EVP and CTO Aamir Hussain notes. “This solution will enable us to reduce operating costs through the economies of data center architectures and automate our networks as we look to offer 10G services and beyond.”

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