ADTRAN®, Inc., a provider of next-generation innovative fiber and fiber extension broadband access solutions, has announced a joint development project with the National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC).
This initiative is focused on connecting NISC’s iVUE Connect software applications to ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 (TA5000) fixed fiber access platform, so utility and telecom operators across rural America can seamlessly enhance their broadband network services with smoother operations and better customer experience.
ADTRAN enables utilities and telecom service providers to build their best network with the TA5000 platform. NISC is an industry leader in advanced IT solutions, with its iVUE Connect solution providing operators the most important information needed to rapidly solve daily operational challenges.
With the integration of these two powerful tools, service providers can more easily deploy and provision their network, maximize their view of valuable customer information quickly, and achieve faster resolutions across a number of areas including service calls, billing and finance.
“Providing reliable and efficient broadband service is core to our members’ businesses and having effective solutions to back up and enhance their services is just as important,” said Ryan Larson, Senior Product Strategy & Marketing Manager at NISC. “Many of our customers leverage ADTRAN to deliver those bandwidth-rich services, so it is critical that we’re able to seamlessly work together to enable our members to optimize fiber broadband operations.”
“We have a long-standing relationship with NISC that we continue to evolve so that telecoms and especially co-op owned utilities can deploy fiber and connect customers as fast as possible, with minimal headaches and efficient work flows,” said Craig Stein, Vice President of Sales for Americas and Head of Global Business Development at ADTRAN. “This partnership is enabling crucial high-bandwidth services that will bring new revenue opportunities to utilities and telecom service providers while supporting new broadband applications—like connected healthcare and education—and encouraging economic development across rural America.”