AUGUST 14, 2009 -- Mid-Maine Communications and Pine Tree Networks, a division of Internet and telephone service provider Otelco, has selected ADTRAN's (search Lightwave for ADTRAN)Total Access 5000 multiservice access and aggregation platform (MSAP) for broadband digital loop carrier and Ethernet-in-the-first mile applications.
The Total Access 5000 is an Ethernet-based MSAP is designed to support voice, data, and video needs over any copper- or fiber-based facilities. According to ADTRAN, it supports many broadband and Carrier Ethernet services on a common Ethernet backplane and transport network.
"We were looking for a flexible solution that would allow us to take advantage of the efficiencies of Ethernet and begin the migration to next-generation services for our residential and business customers," says Robert Ashley, director of capital budgets and planning for Mid-Maine Communications and Pine Tree Networks. "The plan was to deploy equipment from several vendors until we found the Total Access 5000. Having a single platform to deploy both Carrier Ethernet and broadband services significantly minimizes our training, spares, and footprint. ADTRAN is really offering something no other vendor can with the Total Access 5000."