APRIL 18, 2007 -- ADTRAN Inc. (search for ADTRAN) says it has signed a letter of agreement to change the Otelco - Mid-Missouri Division's network to full Ethernet through the ADTRAN Total Access 5000. The equipment will provide the Mid-Missouri Division with enhanced services and enable it to launch new services like IPTV and VoIP and leverage legacy services across an all IP/Ethernet core.
"We selected the ADTRAN solution because it supports both IP and legacy services, allowing for a quick and easy transition to converged networks," said Gary Romig, vice president of the Mid-Missouri Division. "Strong technology aside, their service reputation and commitment to this marketplace is something that independent telcos have rarely seen from the industry's technology leaders."
"We recognize many companies use the independents as testing grounds for products planned for larger facilities. The Total Access 5000 was designed to meet the needs of independent telephone companies," said P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. "We are making it very clear that we are committed long-term to the independent market."
The ADTRAN Total Access 5000 is a multi-service access and aggregation platform designed to bridge the gap between existing and next-generation networks. It supports both legacy and emerging service interfaces over copper and fiber and scales to support bandwidth-intensive applications. ADTRAN says the Total Access 5000 provides a clear migration path for traditional services like voice, but is also designed to enable new service deployments such as fiber to the node, fiber to the premises, and Ethernet over copper.