West Plains Telecommunications opts for Alloptic

NOVEMBER 28, 2006 -- West Plains Telecommunications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Five Area Telephone Cooperative, Inc. of Muleshoe, TX, has selected Alloptic's GEPON equipment for its FTTP rollout. Alloptic says its gear will provide greater bandwidth and services to the rapidly growing region.

NOVEMBER 28, 2006 -- West Plains Telecommunications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Five Area Telephone Cooperative, Inc. of Muleshoe, TX, has selected Alloptic's (search for Alloptic) GEPON equipment for its FTTP rollout. Alloptic says its gear will provide greater bandwidth and services to the rapidly growing region.

"The growing demand for IP-based services is an undeniable trend," said Sandy Vandevender, executive vice president and general manager at West Plains Telecommunications. "As we've been planning our network, we firmly believe that migrating to an IP-based network is key to our success and the success of our customers. The Alloptic solution provides us the only true Ethernet-based PON solution with a track record of successfully carrying both traditional services as well as next-generation IP-based services. It is this flexibility that will allow us to seamlessly migrate to an all IP world."

"West Plains Telecommunications, like operators around the world, recognize the importance of providing seamless end-to-end IP capabilities," said Shane Eleniak, vice president of marketing and business development for Alloptic. "Studies have consistently shown that a true broadband infrastructure provides both enhanced services to the community as well as new economic development potential. With the Alloptic system, we allow operators the flexibility to leverage their existing switch investment while providing a seamless migration path to an IP centric network."

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