ADTRAN: CORD, SD-Access Transform Operator Networks

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Service providers have the rare opportunity to transform both their networks and businesses by embracing next-generation access technologies that deliver the webscale data center economies and cloud agility 5G and gigabit societies need. By updating their networks holistically, operators can bring powerful virtualization, scalability and open capabilities that cut time to deliver new services, reduce operational costs and form the foundation for future technology advances and platform economies, says Kurt Raaflaub, head of strategic solutions marketing at ADTRAN, in an interview. Service providers that don't extend this philosophy throughout their entire network risk the status quo of proprietary systems, vendor lock-in and inflexibility in a world that demands agility…

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