Monday, May 26, 2008

Tennessee's DTC Deploys Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 4500

DTC Communications (formerly DeKalb Telephone Cooperative) has completed a 300-mile metro network using Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 4000 Multi-Service Provisioning Platforms (MSPPs) in five counties of middle Tennessee. The deployment replaces DTC's existing SONET equipment with a more manageable system that will allow for future services.

Specifically, DTC Communications purchased five FLASHWAVE 4500 nodes, twelve FLASHWAVE 4100 Large Shelf systems, and two FLASHWAVE 4100 Extension Shelves. The FLASHWAVE 4500 nodes are being used to form the core OC-192 ring, with the FLASHWAVE 4100 nodes used for the OC-48 and OC-12 collector rings that distribute services to their customers. The telephone cooperative purchased the NETSMART 1500 Element Management System (EMS), which provides for the end-to-end management, provisioning, and surveillance of their Fujitsu optical networking platforms. DTC also purchased an ongoing maintenance support package.

The Madison Group, a Fujitsu reseller, provided network systems integration.