CTS Telecom chooses ADTRAN for access network upgrade

CTS Telecom, an ILEC and CLEC serving southwestern Michigan, has chosen the Total Access 5000 from ADTRAN Inc. for a network upgrade. CTS expects the program will better enable it to address higher-speed data demands and evolve the network to support voice over IP (VoIP) to its new softswitch.

CTS Telecom, an ILEC and CLEC serving southwestern Michigan, has chosen the Total Access 5000 from ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) for a network upgrade. CTS expects the program will better enable it to address higher-speed data demands and evolve the network to support voice over IP (VoIP) to its new softswitch.

The company also will turn to ADTRAN for the core technology for a fiber roll-out funded in part by a broadband stimulus award, the systems vendor adds.

CTS will use the Total Access 5000 to offer its customers triple-play services including premium HD channels and video on demand. The service provider also will use the platform’s Active Ethernet capabilities to support new business services with low delay and high reliability.

ADTRAN asserts the ability to provide multiple services from the same Total Access 5000 platform will enable quick service roll out and rapid revenue generation. CTS also will benefit from minimal staff training requirements and simplified network maintenance.

“We needed to upgrade the legacy DLCs in our ILEC territories and replace line units in conjunction with the softswitch migration at our CLEC. The Total Access 5000 was the perfect solution for both applications,” said Chad Colliver, project manager, CTS Telecom. “This platform provides the flexibility and scalability we needed to increase the efficiency of our network, provide faster DSL services to our customers, all while positioning us for future growth with next-generation services.”

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