ATMC picks Motorola GPON system for FTTH network

OCTOBER 29, 2009 -- ATMC's fiber network will run on the Motorola AXS2200 optical line terminal (OLT) and the 1-GHz-capable ONT1400 single-family ONT.

OCTOBER 29, 2009 -- Atlantic Telephone Membership Cooperative (ATMC) has selected Motorola's GPON equipment for deployment in its FTTH network. Motorola's GPON system will enable ATMC to offer high-quality video entertainment and broadband services as it expands fiber deployments across greater Brunswick County, a resort area of North Carolina.

ATMC is a nonprofit cooperative providing local telephone service as well as services including cable TV, high-speed Internet, wireless, business communications, and security. ATMC's use of GPON technology seamlessly extends its service portfolio while protecting RF video network and set-top investments used to deliver high-definition TV (HDTV) and digital video recording (DVR) services. Motorola's GPON technology will provide ATMC with increased spectrum utilizing 1-GHz-based RF overlay technology, SCTE-55-1 RF return path, and integrated return path demodulation. The addition of Motorola’s GPON access network will expand ATMC's installed base of Motorola broadband passive optical network (BPON) FTTH network connectivity to its subscribers.

"In selecting our FTTH network solution, we looked for a partner with extensive GPON experience and a track record of innovation," explains Allen Russ, chief executive officer and general manager, ATMC. "We support a mix of RF video delivery over cable TV, BPON, and now GPON networks. Motorola has made the deployment of residential and business services over these different networks as simple and as economical as possible -- all while protecting existing investments in our RF video infrastructure and back office operations."

"Motorola is proud to announce this important and continued relationship with ATMC," says Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, access networks solutions, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. "Motorola's scale and deployment history with larger operators is delivering benefits to all of our FTTH customers, regardless of size. ATMC's selection of our GPON and 1-GHz optical network terminal (ONT) technology speaks directly to our ability to provide innovative FTTH solutions that are reliable, cost effective, and simple to deploy."

ATMC's fiber network will run on the Motorola AXS2200 optical line terminal (OLT) and the 1-GHz-capable ONT1400 single-family ONT. ATMC will continue to use Motorola's AXSvision element management, BPON, RF video infrastructure, and customer premises equipment to serve existing customers.

Motorola will have demonstrations in booth #4116 of its FTTP equipment during the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Oct. 28-30, 2009, in Denver, CO.

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