October 13, 2004 Las Vegas, NV -- Alloptic Inc., developer of Ethernet passive optical networks (ePONs), this week announced that Astound Broadband has deployed the Alloptic access network in its Walnut Creek and Concord, CA market. This is Astound's second deployment using the Alloptic access network solution; Alloptic successfully deployed their communications network in St. Cloud, MN, in 2003, servicing Astound customers with ultra high-speed data and T1 based TDM services.
With the expansion of Astound's services in Northern California, Alloptic announces the general availability of expanded functionality for serving business customers. New to the Alloptic product portfolio are the additions of Transparent LAN service and Private T1/E1 service. "These two features allow you to connect subscribers quickly and easily at the central office for virtual LAN service or point-to-point T1 service between sites," explains James Green, senior product manager for Alloptic. "Leveraging the power and flexibility of our IP infrastructure, we are able to deliver these key business features without placing any additional burden on the core network."
"With over 95% of all applications beginning and ending as Ethernet traffic, service providers are leveraging the Alloptic solution to gain greater network efficiencies," adds Mike Serrano, Alloptic's director of product marketing. "Our solution allows service providers the ability to carry the ever growing Ethernet traffic seamlessly over the access network while still supporting traditional TDM services. This allows our customers to avoid the acquisition and maintenance costs of protocol converters will leveraging their existing voice network investment."