Valley Telephone Cooperative taps Enablence again for FTTH network

MARCH 1, 2010 -- Enablence Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: ENA) has received a new order for FTTH gear from existing customer Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc. (VTCI).

Mar 1st, 2010

MARCH 1, 2010 -- Enablence Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: ENA) has received a new order for FTTH gear from existing customer Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc. (VTCI).

VTCI is a non-profit service provider that serves the residents of South Texas. VTCI in 2007 used Pannaway Technologies equipment to deliver what the company asserts were the first triple-play FTTH services in South Texas; Enablence acquired Pannaway in 2008 (see "Enablence to add Pannaway Technologies to FTTx Networks Division"). The success of this FTTH deployment has led VTCI to once again look to Enablence to expand and upgrade its fiber network, the company says.

Enablence says VTCI will buy the MAGNM-10 and MAGNM-20 Multi Media Aggregation Nodes for broadband access and aggregation. VTCI will deploy MAGNM to support both active point-to-point and GPON FTTH services. In addition, VTCI will purchase Enablence’s new E + G 1320 Optical Network Terminals (ONTs).

VTCI will also upgrade its existing MAGNM units with Enablence’s new F-8208 High Performance Fabric Module, which increases core bandwidth speeds from 1 to 10 Gbps. MAGNM’s new fabric modules can be hot-swapped, making it easy and affordable to upgrade existing equipment, Enablence says.

Using the new and upgraded Enablence equipment, VTCI will expand its FTTH network over the next two to three years to reach an additional 1,500 active and GPON subscribers in seven exchanges across South Texas.

“Enablence had already proven itself with products architected to meet our current needs and capable of scaling with advances in technology,” said Richard Cavin, VTCI’s network manager. “Its highly resilient carrier-grade features and functionality, robust management, and focus on developing innovative new products such as the F-8208 switch fabric, make Enablence a partner for the long term.”

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