SRT Communications uses Zhone MXK for IPTV with Microsoft Mediaroom

Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZHNE) says it will supply its MXK multi-service access node (MSAN) to North Dakota telephone cooperative SRT Communications for the delivery of IPTV. SRT Communications will use the MXK and Microsoft Mediaroom to offer IPTV and video services via fiber to the home (FTTH) and ADSL2+.

Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZHNE) says it will supply its MXK multi-service access node (MSAN) to North Dakota telephone cooperative SRT Communications for the delivery of IPTV. SRT Communications will use the MXK and Microsoft Mediaroom to offer IPTV and video services via fiber to the home (FTTH) and ADSL2+.

SRT Communications currently provides 48,000 business and residential customers with broadband and dial-up Internet services, wireless service, and cable TV as well as traditional telephone, leased line, voicemail, and long-distance voice services. The co-op decided to move forward with the IPTV deployment after a year-long trial with Zhone, whose MALC platform was already in SRT Communication’s network. The build out will enable SRT Communications to reach 5,800 unserved subscribers in its coverage area.

“Zhone has proven to be a valuable partner in our growth strategy over the years, providing the technology solutions and support needed to design flexible access networks for our multi-play service needs,” noted Shawn Grosz, director of network technology, SRT Communications. “Zhone’s support of the Microsoft Mediaroom platform, their overall responsiveness during the trial phase, and the ability of the MXK system to effectively support our unique mix of multicast and unicast network traffic needs will help improve our ability to deliver IPTV services effectively to our customers. With the migration flexibility of the existing MALC installed base, we were able to ensure that the new network build utilizing the MXK system will be completed cost-effectively.”

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