MAY 12, 2009 -- Enablence Technologies Inc. (search Lightwave for Enablence), a supplier of FTTH equipment and optical components and subsystems, says that the Delhi Telephone Co. in Delhi, NY, agreed to a purchase order valued at more than $1 million for equipment to facilitate its FTTH network deployment.
With a steady increase in demand for bandwidth and an ageing copper plant, DTC needed to switch to a fiber-to-the-premise overbuild. After evaluating multiple access vendors, DTC selected Enablence's Multi Media Aggregation Node (MAGNM) -- an all-Ethernet/IP network with active point-to-point FTTP -- for all of its deployments.
Doug Edwards, general manager of DTC, says, "Enablence's MAGNM is clearly the leading platform in the market today, as it gives us a long term infrastructure that can change with our needs. For example, the ability to deliver either 100 Mbps or gigabit to the premise on a per-subscriber-port basis with no performance penalty, is a key futureproofing aspect that enables our strategic business plan. Having 100 Mbps available per home has allowed our cable television affiliate to economically roll out high-definition IPTV without compromising picture quality by bandwidth compression and rate shaping processing."
The current deployment using the MAGNM platform will serve 1,100 homes; future phases are in the planning stages. DTC's penetration rate has been 75% in past deployments.
"The selection by Delhi Telephone Company of Enablence equipment for all of its deployments is an excellent example of how Enablence products are playing a key role in providing rural America with fiber-to-the-home services," says Arvind Chhatbar, chief executive officer of Enablence.
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