JUNE 7, 2007 -- PacketFront (search for PacketFront), provider of open-access fiber-to-the-home (search for FTTH) broadband networking, has built an open access network for Swedish city network operator Sundbybergs StadsnÃ¤t. The new metro network already reaches 10,000 households and 500 businesses in Sundbyberg, a municipality just outside of Stockholm.
Emphasis on service development is changing and accelerating the development of the broadband access society. With open access, it is the network owner that shoulders the investment for the infrastructure, and the owner then charges the service provider for its use, explain PacketFront representatives. An open-access environment must be open to unlimited service providers, and it must be neutral in terms of competition. The financial benefits and increased market efficiency, together with the boost to services for end users, means that everyone benefits--network owners, service providers and ultimately, end users, says the company.
PacketFront's believes its unique broadband portfolio provides a cost-efficient infrastructure, and the high level of automation provided in areas such as control of services and subscribers keeps operational and capital expenses low. PacketFront's BECS control and provisioning system makes it possible for Sundbybergs StadsnÃ¤t to run its broadband network simply and efficiently because of the system's self-provisioning capabilities--of particular importance in an open access network, says PacketFront. These capabilities give users the option to choose services for themselves without having to wait for a third party to make the changes
"One of our proudest achievements has been to take FTTH into the mainstream, and the network build in Sundbyberg is a further example of this," contends Martin Thunman, CEO of PacketFront.
"We've been very impressed with PacketFront's swift network build and the minimal disruption the deployment has caused," reports HelÃ©ne Jacobson, manager/vice president of Sundbybergs StadsnÃ¤t. "We are now completely confident that critical services in the network are being delivered with complete quality assurance, and in addition to this, we're proud to be able to offer our customers such an impressive breadth of service choice."
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