May 16, 2006 Livermore, CA -- Metrostat, a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in Sylva, NC, has selected Alloptic's Gigabit Ethernet PON (GEPON) equipment to help it provide high-speed data, Ethernet transport, and TDM-based telephone services to business customers.
"Since our inception in 2001, Metrostat has been dedicated to bringing technology solutions to our customers," said Shane Burrell, the carrier's president. "For operators, the bottleneck is the last-mile access portion of the network. As we set out to evaluate technology, it became clear that a fiber infrastructure was the only logical progression in the evolution of our network. The challenge was which transport protocol to use; Ethernet was the logical choice for our access network. Alloptic's GEPON solution provides us the flexibility of Ethernet to provide high-bandwidth business services while still supporting legacy services like TDM voice. Given their wide array of OLT and ONT options, Alloptic has given us unmatched deployment flexibility."
Alloptic's equipment leverages a standard ITU PON architecture while delivering a gigabit of bandwidth. With a native ability to support traditional TDM voice over an Ethernet-based platform, the GEPON equipment enables service providers to provide telephone services while supporting next-generation services like IP HDTV.
According to Art Schultz, VP of worldwide sales for Alloptic, "Ethernet's reliability, flexibility, and ease-of-use are undeniable. We are seeing carriers around the globe moving to leverage the immense flexibility of Ethernet technologies as they re-engineer the access and core networks."