Wightman Telecom chooses ADTRAN for FTTH

ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says that Wightman Telecom, which is both an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) and a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) serving communities in southern Ontario, Canada, will use ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments throughout its service area.

ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says that Wightman Telecom, which is both an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) and a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) serving communities in southern Ontario, Canada, will use ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments throughout its service area.

The ability of the Total Access 5000 to support both copper- and fiber-based service delivery was important, according to sources at Wightman Telecom.

“We needed a flexible platform that would provide an evolutionary path and maximize the ROI of our copper base while allowing us to transition to FTTH without a forklift upgrade. We needed a vendor that would provide a robust product with an aggressive roadmap and long-term support. ADTRAN and its Total Access 5000 were the perfect solution,” said Tom Sullivan, vice president and general manager of Wightman Telecom. “Because of the flexibility of this next-generation platform, we will realize operational expense savings and increased revenue streams as we continue to roll out triple-play services to our customers. Today, we are exploiting our existing copper infrastructure, retiring an end-of-life switching platform and continuing our evolution to FTTH. We see FTTH as the end game and ADTRAN with its Total Access 5000 provided us the best path to achieve this over the long term.”

Wightman Telecom announced its intention to roll out FTTH services in 2008. It has deployed FTTH in Harriston, Listowel, Mount Forest, Palmerston, and now Hanover.

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