Texas-based operator opts for ANDA gear

FEBRUARY 17, 2009 -- Alpheus Communications, a provider of telecommunications and data center services for enterprises and carriers has chosen ANDA Networks' EtherReach 2000 network termination equipment (NTE) to support access to its 5,700-mile fiber network.

FEBRUARY 17, 2009 -- Alpheus Communications, a provider of telecommunications and data center services for enterprises and carriers has chosen ANDA Networks' (search Lightwave for ANDA) EtherReach 2000 network termination equipment (NTE) to support access to its 5,700-mile fiber network. ANDA says its equipment enables Alpheus to rapidly deploy and extend its Ethernet service reach while providing scalable managed bandwidth offerings to help its customers respond to changes in their businesses easily.

With collocations in more than 85% of the AT&T central offices in six of the largest cities in Texas (Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio), Alpheus uses the ANDA equipment to help lower operating expenses while increasing the management functionality across its carrier-class Ethernet service offerings. The EtherReach 2000 series provides an operations administration and maintenance (OA&M) platform for managing and optimizing flexible Ethernet bandwidth offerings over existing PDH circuits.

"ANDA Networks has helped us to extend our Ethernet service reach while assuring high network availability and manageability for our enterprise and carrier customers," notes Francisco Maella, COO of Alpheus Communications. "Whether EtherReach is placed in our data center, at the customer's location, or one of our wholesale carrier customer's locations, we are able to exceed customer expectations with regard to SLAs and network reliability."

"The market for Carrier Ethernet switch/routers (CESRs) now exceeds $500 million per quarter, and should remain stable even in the current economic environment," said Stan Hubbard, senior analyst for Heavy Reading and author of the CESR Quarterly Market Tracker. "ANDA's interoperability with the leading CESRs provides carriers with the ability to work in a multi-vendor environment."

Alpheus is deploying ANDA's Ethernet over PDH gear, using EtherReach's capabilities to manage last-mile access technologies in conjunction with its Last Mile Toolkit, which can be used across multiple media types.

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