Sunday, July 12, 2009

SureWest Selects ADTRAN Total Access 5000 for Carrier Ethernet

SureWest Communications has selected the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 Carrier Ethernet Access Platform and NetVanta 800 Series of intelligent Network Termination Units (NTUs) to deliver Ethernet services to business customers in its Sacramento, California market. The ADTRAN solution will allow SureWest's operating subsidiaries to offer Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) compliant services such as Ethernet Private Line (E-Line) and Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) to their customers efficiently by leveraging the facilities and equipment that already exist at customer locations. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The ADTRAN Total Access 5000 combines with the NetVanta 800 NTUs to provide a highly scalable end-to-end Ethernet solution. By bonding together traditional TDM DS1 and DS3 circuits per the ITU-T G.998.2 standard, ADTRAN provides a cost effective, low overhead, fault tolerant Ethernet over TDM alternative to MLPPP technologies. This MEF-certified solution provides carriers with a powerful set of traffic management, quality of service and measurement capabilities that allow carriers to offer flexible SLA-based services to their end customers. Inherent in the solution are the necessary resiliency and redundancy features that enable a service provider to offer and support high-availability business services.

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