Pembroke Telephone selects ADTRAN for GPON FTTP

AUGUST 3, 2009 -- Georgia's Pembroke Telephone Co. has selected ADTRAN Inc.'s Total Access 5000 FTTP Platform and Total Access 300 Series ONTs for triple-play service delivery.

AUGUST 3, 2009 -- Georgia's Pembroke Telephone Co. has selected ADTRAN Inc.'s (search Lightwave for ADTRAN) Total Access 5000 Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) Platform and Total Access 300 Series ONTs for triple-play service delivery. The equipment will enable Pembroke Telephone to deliver voice, high-speed data, and IPTV services to its entire subscriber base over a GPON-based fiber infrastructure, ADTRAN says.

Pembroke Telephone serves North Bryan County, GA. Located 25 miles west of Savannah, the service provider offers local and long-distance telephone, IPTV, and Internet access at speeds currently up to 20 Mbps. During the next three years, Pembroke Telephone will complete an overbuild of its entire service area with a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network

"After testing many vendors' solutions, we selected the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 for its ease of use and flexibility. Interoperability with our installed IPTV equipment and Softswitch was imperative. We have a Metaswitch 3510 Softswitch and were able to test both SIP and MGCP from the Total Access 352 ONTs without any problems. They came up quickly and fully supported the necessary CLASS features that we offer our customers," said Noah Covington, plant manager, Pembroke Telephone. "ADTRAN is a trusted US-based equipment provider with years of leadership in the access market and they are delivering a truly exceptional FTTP solution. As we transition all 4,000 of our lines to FTTP, we know that ADTRAN will be there to support us throughout the process."

The ADTRAN Total Access 5000 is a carrier class multi-service access and aggregation platform with an all-Ethernet core. This announcement is the latest in a string of contract wins the for Total Access 5000 in FTTP applications (see "ADTRAN touts another GPON FTTP customer,""Rice Belt Telephone goes GPON for FTTP," and "Diller Telephone Co. chooses ADTRAN for FTTP" for the most recent examples).

Said P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division, "The migration to fiber is transforming the way we communicate and deliver entertainment services. Making it as simple as possible to deploy and facilitate service delivery is key to our customers' success. We've designed the Total Access 5000 to meet these needs."

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