Twin Valley Telco chooses APACN for home run applications

March 20, 2007
MARCH 20, 2007 -- Twin Valley Telephone Co., Kansas, has deployed APA Cables & Networks' Fiber Distribution System to deliver FTTH.

MARCH 20, 2007 -- Twin Valley Telephone Co., Kansas, has deployed APA Cables & Networks' (APACN's; search for APA Cables & Networks) Fiber Distribution System to deliver FTTH. The deployment is designed to cost-effectively upgrade TVT's network infrastructure, recently acquired from Sprint.

APACN is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Enterprises, Inc.

In the late 90s, TVT upgraded its architecture to fiber-fed digital loop carriers. With the recent acquisition of 13 exchanges from Sprint, technological upgrades on the outdated equipment has become a priority. "Once we finish upgrading all three phases of our FTTH conversion plan, we expect to convert the remaining six existing exchanges," commented Ben Foster, director of operations, TVT.

"Because we selected an active Ethernet technology, we needed a fiber distribution system that was highly concentrated, simple, and durable. Additionally, we were somewhat constrained in a few of the central offices, so we needed a vendor that could offer a product platform configured to our exact environment. APACN stepped up to the plate," said Foster.

To help TVT better handle field splicing and fiber management, APACN provided Fiber Distribution Systems with pre-loaded fiber assemblies (each with a unique configuration, paying attention to port density) before shipping them out to the field for installation within just a few weeks. As a result, TVT was able to quickly install and begin splicing right away. In addition, as a regular practice, APACN sent one of its field engineers to aid in the installation process and to deliver personalized training to TVT's field technicians.

The APACN Fiber Distribution System product family comprises termination panels, splice panels, frames, and accessories. It is designed to be suited to high-density broadband connectivity applications and is ruggedly constructed with high-quality components, reducing the risk of post installation damage, while lowering the maintenance cost and enhancing the life of the system, according to the company.

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