Allied Telesis Inc.’s technology will be employed in the broadband infrastructure of the developing North Georgia Network Cooperative (NGN) stimulus project.
In 2009, NGN received a $33 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), President Obama's principal advisor on telecommunications and information policy. The funding received by NGN was the first grant awarded under this program.
Using the funds from the stimulus grant, along with $9 million in matching funds, NGN is building a 260-mile ultra-high-speed transport network from downtown Atlanta to North Carolina, as well as several hundred miles of associated middle- and last-mile network. Construction began March 21, 2011. The project is expected to boost the economy in the region and will serve as a cornerstone for the region's economic development plans, says a spokesperson.
"Allied Telesis is playing a key role in delivering the high-value networking infrastructure to serve education, healthcare, video surveillance, government, and other local businesses that will bring added value to NGN and the communities it serves. The networking infrastructure will also serve those residents seeking faster Internet connections, particularly in rural communities,” says Todd Trenasty, senior vice president, North America sales at Allied Telesis.
Allied Telesis fiber to the x (FTTx) and fiber to the home (FTTH) equipment and services will deliver residential Triple Play and Ethernet services to connect community institutions that will be served by the NGN network. NGN will deploy Allied Telesis integrated Multiservice Access Platforms (iMAPs), as well as intelligent Multiservice Gateways (iMGs) to deliver fiber-based broadband services.
The Allied Telesis 10 Gigabit iMAP 9810 FTTx system will provide a 1Gbps pathway over fiber to the premises and connect subscribers to NGN's Terabit WDM optical transport network. The converged IP Triple Play services will be optically delivered to the premise using Allied Telesis iMG 726BD-ON fiber service gateways and the Allied Telesis AlliedView Network Management System (NMS) to provide advanced auto-provisioning capabilities for rapid service deployment.
NGN chose Allied Telesis point-to-point active fiber architecture over Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) to leverage the capabilities of its backbone network to support ultra-high bandwidth services with a scalable high-speed network, says a representative.