Texas ILEC deploys Occam Networks gear for FTTH

APRIL 30, 2008 -- Ganado Telephone Co., has deployed Occam's BLC access equipment as part of a multi-phase upgrade project.

APRIL 30, 2008 -- Occam Networks Inc. (search for Occam) says that Ganado Telephone Co., headquartered in Ganado, TX, has deployed Occam's Broadband Loop Carrier (BLC) access equipment as part of a multi-phase upgrade project.

In this phase, Ganado will shorten its copper network loops and deploy point-to-point Ethernet fiber to the home (FTTH). This marks the second phase of the carrier's access network evolution and enables Ganado to offer a range of new, advanced broadband services.

"As a rural telecommunications service provider, it was critical that our access equipment company supplied us with both highly reliable and easy to deploy products, as well as support us with highly professional service," said Bill Rakowitz, general manager of Ganado Telephone. "Occam succeeded on all counts. Occam's blades were easy to deploy, turned up very quickly, and Occam's services team provided thorough, attentive and personalized service."

Ganado serves both business and residential customers as the area's incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC). Ganado is using the multiservice access platform (MSAP) features of Occam's BLC copper and fiber access products. To date, ILEC has deployed broadband services over Occam's BLC 6252, BLC 6244, and BLC 6246 ADS2Plus and Lifeline POTS blades. Occam's BLC 6312 and ONT 2300 series point-to-point Ethernet products are used to address FTTP applications.

Ganado has deployed the equipment to provide telephone and broadband data services to a very remote and isolated area in southern Texas that has never before had reliable telephone service available to them, according to Occam.

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