EMBARQ Logistics to deliver Wave7 platform to Ohio telco

OCTOBER 23, 2007 -- McClure Telephone will deploy FTTP platforms from Wave7 under a project managed by EMBARQ Logistic.

OCTOBER 23, 2007 -- McClure Telephone (McClure, OH), an independent operating company serving parts of Henry and Wood Counties in Ohio, will deploy FTTP platforms from Wave7 Optics (search for Wave7) under a project managed by EMBARQ Logistics (search for EMBARQ), the companies announced. The telco will use the new infrastructure to deliver voice, data, and video services.

The Trident7 Universal Platform being installed for McClure Telephone includes Wave7 Optics' patented RF return technology, which is designed to give network operators economies of scale with regards to digital set-top boxes, as the Trident7 interoperates with any digital set-top box that supports the SCTE 55-1, 55-2, and DOCSIS standards.

"Working with EMBARQ Logistics and Wave7 has enabled us to build an FTTP network capable of delivering triple-play services to our customers, competitively priced and available on one bill from one company," said McClure Telephone General Manager Duane Schroeder. "As an independent telephone company, we pride ourselves on the quality of service we provide to our customers and the network we are building with the Trident7 will enable the McClure Telephone Company to continue our commitment to quality for years to come."

EMBARQ Logistics, the deployment, distribution, and logistics division of Embarq Corp., is managing the project. Last year the companies announced a distribution agreement targeted at independent service providers such as McClure Telephone. The complete McClure Telephone/Wave7 system will be integrated with several other brands for voice switching, data networking, and set-top boxes.

With initial service debuting in January 2008, McClure Telephone is deploying the Trident7 solution configured for the GPON standard. The Trident7 also can support GEPON and point-to-point architectures.

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