Western New Mexico Telephone deploys Metro-Optix CityStream 5000

November 25, 2002--Western New Mexico Telephone Company announced it has deployed the Metro-Optix CityStream 5000 next generation, multi-service provisioning platform in its network.

Western New Mexico Telephone Company announced it has deployed the Metro-Optix CityStream 5000 next generation, multi-service provisioning platform in its network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Western New Mexico Telephone Company is a rural telephone company with a service area of 15,000 square miles in southwestern New Mexico. Western New Mexico Telephone is using Metro-Optix's CityStream 5000 bandwidth manager as a metro edge optical crossconnect to enhance its network performance.

"We are pleased to be working with Metro-Optix as we migrate our network towards tomorrow's optical and cell/packet infrastructure," said John Staats, Western New Mexico Telephone Company's technical manager. "CityStream's high-density allows us to move from electrical interfaces to optical, with corresponding higher speeds and reliability. The small foot print of the City-Stream greatly reduces the space requirements that are typically required for DCS applications, all of which directly improve our service offering."

Metro-Optix, a privately-held, optical networking equipment provider, has developed a next generation multi-protocol SONET switching and transport system. Metro-Optix products serve metropolitan access and transport networks for carrier, service provider, and enterprise applications.

The CityStream 5000 can provide optical networking, SONET ADM, DCS, ATM SAM, ATM edge switch, and, eventually, IP router functionality with the ability to efficiently partition bandwidth between TDM, ATM, and IP. It also supports interfaces at rates of DS-3 (45 Mbits/sec) to OC-192 (10 Gbits/sec) with a backplane that's been tested to support OC-768 (40 Gbits/sec).

The CityStream 5000's many applications include ring aggregation, mesh topology, point-of-presence bandwidth management, high-density silica on terraced silicon (STS) and virtual tributary (VT) level grooming and trans-multiplexing, service access multiplexing, DSLAM aggregation, and ATM edge switching.

For more information about Metro-Optix (Allen, TX), visit the company's website at www.metro-optix.com. For more about Western Mexico Telephone Company (Silver City, NM), go to www.wnmt.com.

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