Guam carrier taps Occam for upgrade, including FTTX

DECEMBER 20, 2007 -- GTA TeleGuam, Guam's largest telecommunications services provider, has selected Occam Networks Inc. to serve as the lead access equipment provider for a major upgrade of the telco's network.

DECEMBER 20, 2007 -- GTA TeleGuam, Guam's largest telecommunications services provider, has selected Occam Networks Inc. (search for Occam) to serve as the lead access equipment provider for a major upgrade of the telco's network.

GTA TeleGuam has served Guam for over 40 years and offers local, long-distance, and cellular phone service, as well as broadband services. GTA has invested $30 million over the last two years on network infrastructure and back office systems, with an additional $70 million planned over the next three years.

The first project includes upgrading 10,000 of GTA TeleGuam's 70,000 access lines. The company is pulling fiber directly to the home in some areas, to the curb in other areas, and staying with copper in others for the time being.

"The GTA team conducted an in-depth and comprehensive evaluation of the leading access equipment providers and selected Occam based on product features, experience, and company reputation," said Dan Moffat, GTA TeleGuam's CEO.

GTA TeleGuam has purchased Occam's Broadband Loop Carrier (BLC) 6252 ADSL2Plus and POTS Blade, the BLC 6640 Subscriber Trunk Gateway for GR303 signaling; the BLC 6312 Optical Line Termination Blade; and the BLC 6450 Access Aggregation Blade for 10-Gigabit Ethernet rings.

"We wanted an all IP network including 10-Gigabit Ethernet rings, and it was clear Occam could deliver this today," said Nelson Tanaka, GTA TeleGuam's COO. "That Occam could offer us both Active Ethernet and GPON solutions was an important selling point. It's helpful for us to work with just one equipment provider for both access technologies. We plan to have Occam provide additional solutions and services as we upgrade other parts of our network."

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