ADB’s Thunder AX selected by Swisscom

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Swisscom, the telecommunications provider in Switzerland, has chosen ADB’s Thunder AX for the new Centro Business 3.0 broadband platform, dedicated to the B2B market. Thunder AX working in Swisscom’s XGS-PON network provides premium broadband services to small and medium-sized businesses.

Thunder AX is equipped with the Qualcomm® Networking Pro 800 platform. Working in the XGS-PON network, it enables symmetric data transmission speed up to 10Gbit/s. The ADB gateway uses the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology to ensure reliable and ultra-fast connectivity to all wirelessly connected client devices. The device meets the highest WPA3 security standard for wireless communication.

Thunder AX offers smart Wi-Fi which uses a set of algorithms to ensure the best performance and connectivity conditions for the end-users. Moreover, it utilizes 160Mhz-wide Wi-Fi channels which are essential to provide real gigabit transmission speeds.

Thunder AX ensures secure site-to-site communication (VPN IPSec) with speed up to 1.5Gbit/s, connecting more employees working in different branch offices.

Swisscom users will take full advantage of a real 10Gbit/s connection thanks to a dedicated Ethernet LAN port built-in Thunder AX to connect the entire company’s private network and its devices.

Thunder AX is powered by ADB’s proprietary epiCentro™ software which is compatible with Swisscom’s Software Defined Network architecture (SDN). Used by enterprises, it securely connects users to applications in the clouds and frees small and middle-sized businesses from investing in powerful and expensive equipment.

Thunder AX also provides high-quality IP/HD and analogue telephony services, indispensable for the companies’ operation.

Thanks to the modular architecture of Thunder AX, Swisscom can deploy it in different access networks. This includes copper G.Fast, FTTH P2P and XGS-PON, where the WAN connection will be based on different SFP modules.

“It’s a great pleasure to work with Swisscom, a truly innovative and future-thinking company. We’re delighted that Thunder AX has been selected for Swisscom’s next-generation broadband platform for the B2B market. Thunder AX has been designed as a premium solution. Its deployment in the Swisscom network will definitely utilize its enormous capabilities” – said Radosław Piórek, Head of Extended Broadband Business division at ADB.

“We are looking forward to the further established cooperation with our longstanding partner ADB. With the new platform, we have covered strategic requirements in the best way so that we can stay prepared for the changing technology mix in Switzerland in the long term. Our customers can expect the familiar software-based benefits of Centro Business, while smoothly benefiting from the hardware evolution and associated technology as well as performance advantages” – said Marcel Nagler, B2B Product manager “Connectivity LE” at Swisscom.


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