23 September 2003 Bothell, WA Lightwave--In its most significant North American customer win for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) products to date, Allied Telesyn, an Ethernet access equipment provider, today announced that SureWest Communications has agreed to purchase 5,000 of its RG-223 Broadband Residential Gateways and single fiber FS237 media converters. SureWest serves the metropolitan Sacramento area with advanced voice, data, and video services, and is rapidly installing a fiber network to deliver a triple play of services over one network to its customers.
"We had a choice of several vendors when making this decision, and Allied Telesyn offered a superior product and high quality support, " said Bill DeMuth, vice president and chief technology officer at SureWest. "Allied Telesyn's gateways and media converters are essential elements in SureWest's ability to continue to deliver FTTH cost-effectively."
The first of Allied Telesyn's home gateway products for the North American market, the RG-223 Residential Gateway distributes traditional voice and multiple IP-based services throughout a home, including broadband Internet access, voice over IP (VoIP), broadcast television, and video on demand. The RG-223 features two analog phone ports, three 10/100 Ethernet LAN ports, and supports IGMP for secure and efficient multicast video.