Southeast Oklahoma ILEC Cherokee Communications has decided to deploy the MXK platform from Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) to support delivery of triple-play services, initially via VDSL2.
Cherokee will deliver data, video and voice in one platform over a pure packet access network, says Zhone. The MXK’s VDSL2 interfaces will support bandwidth speeds up to 100 Mbps. The derived POTS lines will also enable the service provider to take advantage of a low-cost packet network and still provide subscribers with traditional POTS service.
"For our growing business, we needed an access vendor with effective network management capabilities," said Samuel Sanchez, operations manager at Cherokee Communications. "The increased density, scale, and performance provided by the Zhone MXK and zNID Optical Network Terminals [ONTs] allow us to simplify our network complexity and address any challenges. The primary reason we chose the Zhone solution was its ability to provide multiple services on a single platform, including Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM). This network upgrade allows us to provide advanced communications and connectivity to our residential and business customers."