Hancock Telephone upgrade targets broadband, Carrier Ethernet, mobile backhaul

Hancock Telephone, an independent telephone company serving New York and Pennsylvania, will upgrade its network using equipment from ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), the systems company reveals. The upgrade will aim to improve Hancock’s ability to provide fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and Carrier Ethernet over fiber services. The latter will encompass mobile backhaul services, ADTRAN says.

Hancock Telephone, an independent telephone company serving New York and Pennsylvania, will upgrade its network using equipment from ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), the systems company reveals. The upgrade will aim to improve Hancock’s ability to provide fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and Carrier Ethernet over fiber services. The latter will encompass mobile backhaul services, ADTRAN says.

Hancock will deploy ADTRAN’s NetVanta 8044M Ethernet Access Gateway and Total Access 5000 with FTTH line cards. Scalability was a critical factor in opting for the new platforms.

“We were looking for an Ethernet and fiber-based solution that not only met our needs for a scalable, lower-cost operational model, but also provided us with the stringent quality-of-service and SLA management that is required by our Tier 1 mobile operator customers,” said Robert Wrighter, Jr., vice president at Hancock Telephone. “ADTRAN’s solutions allow us to successfully deploy Ethernet backhaul services in conjunction with premium FTTH services delivery. This helps us remain competitive in our market, and also allows us to offer better and more advanced services than we previously could.”

Hancock Telephone serves nearly 2,000 customers located in New York and Pennsylvania.

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