Middleburgh Telephone selects Motorola GPON for FTTH

SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 -- The new FTTP network for Middleburgh will run on the Motorola AXS2200 OLT and the 1-GHz capable ONT1400 single-family ONT.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 -- Middleburgh Telephone Co. (MIDTEL) has selected Motorola Home and Networks Mobility’s GPON to enable the delivery of rich personalized media services to its subscribers. Middleburgh is the latest in a series of North American telecom operators to choose Motorola's GPON and RF overlay video technologies for all-fiber ultrabroadband service delivery.

Based west of Albany, NY, Middleburgh will deploy a Motorola GPON network throughout its serving area, updating its current hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network to a high capacity all-fiber network able to adapt into the future. With support for 1-GHz RF overlay and SCTE-55-1 RF return path and integrated return path demodulation, the Motorola all-fiber offering enables rapid introduction of GPON technology into a cable network while helping to protect existing RF video network and set-top investments.

"We see this as a great opportunity to deliver the highest quality video and broadband services available today to our subscribers," said Jason Becker, general manager, Middleburgh Telephone Company. "We believe Motorola has the right solutions to help us as we evolve our infrastructure from HFC to GPON-based fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). We chose Motorola because of the success we've had working with them in the past, and because of the company's extensive expertise in GPON and video deployments."

"Fully integrated and proven solutions are important to our customers looking to evolve their network from traditional HFC to all-fiber GPON based service delivery," says Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, access networks solutions, Motorola Home and Networks Mobility. "Middleburgh is a leader among rural telecom operators, and we believe the company can be a model for future all-fiber deployments across the country."

The new FTTP network for Middleburgh will run on the Motorola AXS2200 optical line terminal (OLT) and the 1-GHz capable ONT1400 single-family optical network terminal (ONT).

Motorola will have demonstrations of its FTTP and RF products during the FTTH Conference and Expo, Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2009, in Houston, TX.

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