ADTRAN announced Horizon has selected the ADTRAN 10G fiber access platform and intelligent SaaS software to build a new fiber network throughout several communities in Ohio. Horizon is leveraging the ADTRAN end-to-end broadband solution to expand its service footprint, proactively monitor its growing network and bring high-quality symmetrical broadband to rural communities.
Horizon is a multi-state service provider in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois. Initially beginning in Southern Ohio, Horizon has provided telecommunications services for over 125 years and has since expanded its enterprise-grade fiber capabilities to provide world-class services to enterprise and carrier customers. Horizon has now expanded its focus to meet an increased demand from residential communities for reliable broadband service. The service provider selected the ADTRAN 10G fiber access platform along with the ADTRAN intelligent SaaS software to deliver the highest quality fiber broadband services while optimizing network operations and increasing service velocity. The ability to easily monitor network uptime and congestion enables Horizon to respond to potential issues before they become a subscriber issue.
“Any time you have the opportunity to put direct fiber between the customer and the carrier it creates limitless possibilities,” said Brian Riley, Senior Vice President of FTTP at Horizon. “We are intentionally building a modern network that doesn’t cut corners, unlike any other provider out there today. We’re leveraging the best architecture so that we can build a resilient network to deliver the best user experience. Because of partners like ADTRAN, we now have the expertise and capability to support high-quality residential broadband services and large-scale Ethernet services for businesses and carriers.”
The Ohio communities that Horizon plans to serve are rural and suburban areas that were previously limited to traditional cable or telephone company service. With the new fiber network, Horizon can deploy multi-gigabit services that are 900x faster than before and will be the first symmetrical services ever offered in these communities. Horizon also chose the ADTRAN 10G fiber access platform because it simplifies migration to future technologies.
“The future-proof strength of the ADTRAN 10G fiber access platform is a game changer. Not only does it offer scalability to support long-term bandwidth demands, but it supports any type of fiber access connection, including Active Ethernet, XGS-PON, Carrier Ethernet, WDM, point-to-point and subtended rings. It enables any type of service provider to build any type of network and support every type of fiber access service,” said Craig Stein, Vice President, Americas, and Head of Global Business Development at ADTRAN. “We’re helping service providers like Horizon easily grow their networks, expand their service revenue and connect their communities to new possibilities.”