This innovative Ethernet over Copper (EoCu) solution enables service providers to extend packet-based business-class services beyond the reach of their fiber networks by leveraging the existing investment of copper-based TDM business services assets. Due to budget restrictions and time to market requirements, deploying fiber to address nascent or disperse service demand is not feasible. This leaves a large percentage of businesses to rely on copper business access.
The Total Access 1448S-CE allows the bonding the up to 48 copper pairs to extend over 250Mbps of Ethernet services. There is a 24-port variant also available. (1424S-CE). The products can be used back to back to extend Ethernet services over copper facilities, it can be daisy chained from one another using fiber links or it can be used and an aggregation unit or line termination unit (LTU) for other EoCu network termination units (NTU) link the NetVanta 830 series. The product can also act as a Carrier Ethernet NTU being extended from the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 Ethernet Aggregation Platform using either Ethernet over Fiber or Ethernet over Copper facilities.