ATMC and Otelco deploy Optelian DWDM gear for mobile backhaul

Optical transport systems provider Optelian says that two independent network operators, ATMC and Otelco, have used Optelian’s DWDM equipment to provide mid-point interconnect for Tier 1 carrier customers.

Apr 17th, 2012

Optical transport systems provider Optelian says that two independent network operators, ATMC and Otelco, have used Optelian’s DWDM equipment to provide mid-point interconnect for Tier 1 carrier customers.

ATMC is a nonprofit cooperative, owned by its members, the people of Brunswick County, NC. Otelco Inc. is a full service telecommunications provider that operates in North Central Alabama, Maine, Western Massachusetts, Central Missouri, and Southern West Virginia.

Both customer deployments focused on mobile backhaul services. In each case, ATMC and Otelco needed to expand bandwidth capacity to meet the customers’ requirements.

“We didn’t have previous experience with DWDM, but Optelian made this upgrade very simple for us to do,” states Rick Brock, Otelco central office manager. “The equipment was straightforward to order as this is a widely deployed configuration, and Optelian assisted us with the installation, making the whole process very quick and easy.”

“We had already been using Optelian’s WDM and CWDM solutions, so we were able to install this on our own,” adds Jeff Stutts, manager - switch services at ATMC. “Like all Optelian products, the DWDM equipment was delivered and installed quickly, allowing us to get this link into service on our schedule.”

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