Troy Cablevision deploys Optelian gear for 100G fiber-optic network

May 16, 2013
Troy Cablevison, Inc. has installed Optelian’s MPX-9110 100-Gbps platform in its Alabama fiber-optic network, the optical transport equipment provider reveals. The upgrade will help Troy Cable deliver fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber to the business (FTTB) services.

Troy Cablevison, Inc. has installed Optelian’s MPX-9110 100-Gbps platform in its Alabama fiber network, the optical transport equipment provider reveals. The upgrade will help Troy Cable deliver fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) services.

The fiber-optic network covers a six-county area that spans the entire southeastern region of the state. It connects Montgomery, Troy, and Dothan, AL, as well as the markets in between. Troy Cable funded the network enhancement with an award from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).

The low-latency 100G architecture is deployed across Optelian says the addition of its 100G LightGAIN optical transport and reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) technologies enable Troy Cable to support the expected jump in bandwidth demand via a low-latency, high-capacity fiber backbone. It also will support such advanced services as alternate disaster recovery and scalable off-site storage, as well as provide greater reliability through the creation of diverse network paths.

“This 100G enhancement to our network delivers a major expansion throughout the region,” explains Conley Freeman, CTO of Troy Cable. “Never before has there been a contiguous network from Dothan to Montgomery. In delivering this critical inaugural connection, we wanted a high-capacity platform that would allow us to easily scale but still efficiently use our fiber. Optelian’s 100G solution has performed very well. We were able to provision it quickly, and it is an extremely compact, powerful, and spectrally efficient solution. The Optelian team has been a fantastic partner that we can rely on without question.”

Troy Cable will use the new network to offer 2.5G, 10G, and 100G wavelength services to its FTTB customers.

“For a region with minimal choice in the past, our network now delivers options and opportunity to small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises that previously had no access to broadband,” continues Freeman. “It might have been years before some areas of the state received service of this measure. We can now drop high-capacity circuits into areas and attract businesses into the region. We’re excited about the economic development options this opens up for our state.”

For more information on high-speed transmission systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

Sponsored Recommendations

Coherent Routing and Optical Transport – Getting Under the Covers

April 11, 2024
Join us as we delve into the symbiotic relationship between IPoDWDM and cutting-edge optical transport innovations, revolutionizing the landscape of data transmission.

Data Center Network Advances

April 2, 2024
Lightwave’s latest on-topic eBook, which AFL and Henkel sponsor, will address advances in data center technology. The eBook looks at various topics, ranging...

Supporting 5G with Fiber

April 12, 2023
Network operators continue their 5G coverage expansion – which means they also continue to roll out fiber to support such initiatives. The articles in this Lightwave On ...

FTTx Deployment Strategies

March 29, 2023
Cable operators continue to deploy fiber in their networks at anincreasing rate. As fiber grows in importance, proper choices regardinghow to best fit fiber to the home together...