The Tellabs 1000 MSAP’s Winning Solution for the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Bids

by | Mar 11, 2020 | Blog

Tellabs 1000 MSAP Winning Solution for the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

There has been great progress from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the past couple of weeks as they steadily advance the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) program that promises faster broadband speeds to help close the digital divide in rural areas.

Over the next 10-years, RDOF will offer over $20 billion dollars to improve broadband speeds in unserved rural areas. RDOF continues the mission of the FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) program. For incumbent service providers like AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream and Frontier, RDOF extends CAF funding through 2021. Different then CAF, RDOF use a 2-phase reverse auction process over the next 2-years that will promote direct competition for RDOF dollars between the incumbent and independent network operators. 

Tellabs stands ready to help you submit a winning competitive reverse auction bid by utilizing your existing Tellabs 1000 MSAP embedded base for FCC RDOF projects.

You can easily upgrade and expand your existing, and already operationalized, Tellabs 1000 systems for the most economical competitive submission. Simply add ADSL2+ 6+0B, ADSL2+ 6+6B or VDSL2 6+6 plug-in cards to a broadband-ready Tellabs 1000 Channel Bank Assembly (CBA), either the 22 card slots CBA1120 or the smaller 10 card slots CBA1048.

You can enhance the performance of the Tellabs 1000 CBA and maximize its transport capacity by installing the Gigabit Ethernet (GbE222) plug-in card into the same shelf as the xDSL service cards. Finally, where a service provider chooses to optimize the outside fiber plant or aggregate gigabit Ethernet ports, you can install the new 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE226) plug-in card to transport all the broadband traffic from multiple GbE222 cards, enabling the highest possible DSL speeds.

Best yet, Tellabs professional services can assist with your FCC RDOF projects to ensure success. Our professional services can supplement your internal resources to plan, build and operate these access networks.

If you would like to get more details about our Broadband solutions, please visit our website. You can also stay connected with us on our social media channels, such as FacebookLinkedInTwitter, Instagram and YouTube.


Mike Kavanagh, Tellabs VP of Telco Sales
Mike Kavanagh
VP of Telco Sales

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