BTI Systems says that South Slope Cooperative Communications, the largest rural independent operating company (IOC) in Iowa, has replaced its existing three-vendor SONET, DWDM, and Ethernet infrastructure with its equipment. South Slope has integrated BTI’s Dynamic Optical Layer, SLA Portal, and mobile backhaul offerings, according to the systems vendor.
South Slope has deployed a wide range of BTI systems and services, including:
- BTI Dynamic Optical Layer, which combines ROADM, and end-to-end service and path-centric management capabilities
- BTI 7000 Series packet-optical transport platform
- BTI 700 Series platform
- BTI proNX Service Management monitoring, control, provisioning, and planning suite
- BTI proNX SLA Portal, which enables tracking, reporting, and real-time access to SLA data
- BTI professional services support for project management, installation, and turn-up.
“As a key player in the Cedar Rapids/North Liberty/Iowa City Tech corridor we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible service now and in the future,” said Justyn M. Miller, CEO South Slope. “With BTI, we have installed the best network foundation to scale our network and support new broadband multimedia services. Broadband revenue streams are critical under the new FCC rulings. As a partner BTI understands our business and we deployed our state-of-the-art network on-time and on-budget.”
BTI’s first deployed Dynamic Optical Layer customer in North America, South Slope has installed the company’s packet-optical transport system to connect all of its exchanges. The service provider also will use BTI’s service-centric tools to provision, alarm, and troubleshoot the network from the core to the business customer or individual cell sites. The SLA portal will enable them to measure, monitor and report on the performance of the network while meeting the mobile operators SLA requirements with a self-branded and customizable tool.
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