Integra uses ADTRAN gear for Ethernet services

Business services provider Integra is deploying the ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) Total Access 5000 to bring Ethernet services to nearly 300 central offices using Ethernet over TDM (EoTDM), ADTRAN reveals.

Business services provider Integra is deploying the ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) Total Access 5000 to bring Ethernet services to nearly 300 central offices using Ethernet over TDM (EoTDM), ADTRAN reveals. The deployment will enable virtually every business throughout Integra’s service territory (with the exception of Montana) to receive carrier-grade business Ethernet service.

Integra will use the Total Access 5000 to extend Ethernet services to businesses beyond the limited reach of alternative DSL copper products. The ADTRAN platform supports Ethernet over direct fiber, optical wavelengths, SONET, copper (e.SHDSL, ADSL2+, VDSL2), and TDM (DS1/E1, DS3). Integra’s network includes both fiber- and copper-based customer connections.

“Integra’s ability to extend a network-wide deployment for end-to-end Ethernet services using MEF-certified solutions brings a great deal of value to our customer base,” said Craig Heidgerken, vice president of engineering at Integra Telecom. “Our customers are looking for private, carrier-grade Ethernet access to all of their locations--regardless of whether they reside in a downtown area, in the suburbs, or a more remote location. With the added deployment flexibility of the ADTRAN solution, we can now exceed our customers’ expectations for high-bandwidth access.”

“Time to market and service availability are so important for service providers like Integra who are committed to accelerating the adoption of world-class Ethernet service,” said Meggin Sawyer, regional vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN. “The operational simplicity of the Total Access 5000 enables Integra to easily align with the multiple vertical markets who are rapidly upgrading to carrier-grade Ethernet service in order to achieve specific IT objectives.”

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