Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Occam Adds Three Customers for its MSAP

Occam Networks announced three new telecommunications service provider customers for its BLC 6000 platform: Brooke Telecom (Inwood, Ontario), Hill Country Telephone Cooperative (Ingram, Texas) and Warwick Valley Telephone (Warwick, New York). Some details on these deployments:

Brooke Telecom currently maintains a mixed copper/fiber network and plans to transition to all-fiber-only over the next 5-7 years. Brooke recently introduced IPTV to its service mix, which also includes local and long distance voice services, high speed Internet, wireless and business VPNs. The installation includes Occam's POTS, ADSL2Plus, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Aggregation blades, as well as their optical network terminals (ONTs) and high-density chassis.

Hill Country currently deploys a variety of Occam blades and ONTs, and selected the company again as they continue their FTTH upgrade. Using Occam's GigE FTTP OLTs and ONTs, Hill Country will transition to an all-IP-over-Ethernet based network as part of an aggressive modernization strategy. When complete, the company will offer IPTV, VoIP and video , complementing its existing POTS and DSL services. Hill Country has also installed a 10 Gigabit Ethernet transport network connecting all of its Central Offices and is shortening loop lengths on its remaining copper network, enabling the company to offer new revenue generating services to approximately 80 percent of its subscribers.

Warwick Valley Telephone is upgrading its copper network with Occam's POTS and ADSL2Plus blades to meet subscriber demand for IPTV and Triple Play services in high definition. Warwick Valley Telephone management noted Occam's equipment enabled them to offer HD services to several places to which they didn't think there would be adequate bandwidth.