Tunisie Telecom taps Adtran for copper backhaul in Tunisia

Tunisie Telecom taps Adtran for copper backhaul in Tunisia

Tunisie Telecom (TT) is leveraging Adtran’s solutions to deliver next-generation copper-based broadband services.

The services will target locations where laying fibre is cost-prohibitive, or electrical power sources are unreliable or unavailable.

The Adtran 1148VX OSP DSLAM enables operators to offer subscribers in all areas higher broadband speeds (more than 90Mb/s with distance of around 200m with remote power, more than 59Mb/s with 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi, and more than 20Mb/s for distance of about 2km) by deploying environmentally-sealed, temperature-hardened micro-FTTX solutions that can avoid the delay penalties incurred waiting for the local electrical utility to provide power.

Adtran’s copper backhaul is a unique way for operators to cut costs and expedite deployment into hard-to-reach areas that may be far away from traditional MSAN sites, and too expensive or time-consuming to consider fibre deployment in the short term. Benefiting from investment protection due to the fibre ready status of all Adtran OSP DSLAMs, TT’s initiative ensures all of Tunisia can benefit from a path towards ultrafast broadband.

“By harnessing next-generation access technology in innovative and sustainable ways, TT can transform communities and boost local economic growth among residential and business subscribers,” said Werner Heinrich, director broadband solutions at Adtran.

“Between our FTTH coverage and areas served with VDSL2 services from MSANs deployed in traditional ways, there are numerous locations where we wish to improve broadband subscriber speeds rapidly and cost-effectively by evolving our network design,” said Jamel Sakka, CTO at Tunisie Telecom.

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