Tuesday, September 6, 2011

MegaPath Targets Ethernet Services from 680 COs by June 2012


the new local exchange carrier formed through the merger of Speakeasy, Covad Communications and MegaPath, has partnered with ADTRAN for the nationwide expansion of its Ethernet network. MegaPath has over 200 central offices currently in service with plans to offer services in a total of 400 central offices by the end of 2011 and more than 680 central offices by June 2012.

ADTRAN is supplying MegaPath with its flagship Total Access 5000, along with its portfolio of customer premises equipment. Beyond the current rollout of Ethernet over Copper services, ADTRAN's optimized EFM and VDSL2 bonding solutions will enable MegaPath to deliver up to 100 Mbps symmetric services, while simultaneously offering download speeds in excess of 400 Mbps. For customer facilities that fiber cannot effectively reach, MegaPath is Ethernet-enabling its entire network with technology that scales to provide a wide range of customer applications and options. As a result of this project, MegaPath will deploy a number of business services including high-speed Internet access, MPLS networking, multi-site IP VPN and private data networking for large corporations. http://www.adtran.com http://www.megapath.com