ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says that Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. (FMTC) in Northwest Ohio will use the systems provider’s Optical Networking Edge (ONE) technology to supply wireless services and cell-site backhaul for Tier 1 mobile operators.
FMTC is a partner in Ridgeville Telephone’s 10-Gbps fiber-optic transport network. ADTRAN recently announced that Ridgeville has deployed the ONE technology as part of a network expansion project (see “Ridgeville Telephone chooses ADTRAN for fiber network expansion”). FMTC will benefit from the wavelength and Ethernet switching separation features of the newly deployed ONE capabilities, ADTRAN asserts. FMTC also will use ADTRAN’s Advanced Operational Environment (AOE) to monitor and optimize wavelength service capabilities.
“The service isolation capability of ADTRAN’s ONE solution was an important feature in our decision making process. To remain competitive in our market we need the ability to add new services while maintaining the stringent SLAs of both the new and existing service offers,” said Eric Damman, general manager at Farmers Mutual Telephone. “ADTRAN is enabling us to launch new, scalable high-performance services with a faster time to revenue.”
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