Alloptic signs strategic distribution agreement with Challenger Cable Sales

OCTOBER 1, 2007 -- Per the multi-million dollar deal, Challenger will distribute Alloptic's MicroNode and RF PON technology to key MSO customers in the western U.S.

OCTOBER 1, 2007 -- Alloptic Inc. (search for Alloptic,) today announced that it has signed a multi-million dollar strategic distribution agreement with Challenger Cable Sales of Inglewood, CA. Challenger will distribute Alloptic's MicroNode and RF PON technology to key multiple-systems operator (MSO) customers in the western U.S.

"MSO and CATV operators have the opportunity to move into the delivery of voice and data services to business, enterprise, and MDU customers. These are customers that have historically been in the domain of the traditional telco operator," explains Glenn Duval, president and CEO of Challenger Cable Sales. "To leverage this opportunity, MSOs need to expand their bandwidth and lower costs, and with this agreement, Challenger can now offer MSOs a range of deep fiber solutions that expand bandwidth, add TDM backhaul, deploy FTTH, and deliver business-class Ethernet services. Alloptic is the only vendor with a simple, cost-effective way for MSO/CATV customers to migrate to the FTTH network they need, and they can do it without changing the headend, subscriber equipment, or operational practices," he notes.

Alloptic develops and deploys PON technology. The company says its access network systems have been deployed around the world and offer the only solution with years of field-hardened operational history. Alloptic also says it offers the widest portfolio of products for fiber access networks.

"Challenger Cable Sales is a leading distributor to broadband and CATV markets in the U.S., and Alloptic is pleased to be working with them," adds Shane Eleniak, vice president of marketing and business development for Alloptic. "Working with Challenger, Alloptic is able to extend our reach into key markets. Our relationship with Challenger has been very productive as many of their core clients are now evaluating or deploying our technology."

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