NTELOS taps Tellabs for GPON technology

MAY 10, 2007 -- This additional bandwidth will enable NTELOS to deliver high-definition video services and faster data services.

MAY 10, 2007 -- NTELOS, a communications provider serving portions of seven states, will deploy the new Gigabit Passive Optical Network (search for GPON) features on the Tellabs (search for Tellabs) 1150 multiservice access platform to deliver increased bandwidth to its customers. This additional bandwidth will enable NTELOS to deliver high-definition video services and faster data services.

"The deployment of the Tellabs 1150 platform's GPON architecture enables us to continue to evolve the NTELOS network to provide superior services to meet the sophisticated needs of our customers," reports Glenn Butler, director of technology planning and switch engineering for NTELOS. "The Tellabs solution provides a flexible architecture that enables us to rapidly deliver more services rapidly with greater bandwidth to our customers."

Tellabs' GPON products, part of the Tellabs DynamicHome portfolio, deliver up to 2.4 Gbits/sec downstream and up to 1.2 Gbits/sec upstream. These speeds--which the company claims are the fastest available for residences--enable the delivery of high-quality voice, video, and data services that users expect. With the installation of a new line module, the Tellabs 1150 platform offers a simple and cost-effective GPON fiber-to-the-premises (search for FTTP) product, in addition to previously supported fiber-to-the-curb (search for FTTC) and fiber-to-the-node (search for FTTN) applications.

"With the new capabilities facilitated by GPON technology, NTELOS can deliver four times greater bandwidth, enabling faster movie and music downloads and higher quality online gaming," adds Carl DeWilde, executive vice president of broadband products for Tellabs.


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