Beggs Telephone Company Inc., an independent, family owned service provider, has selected the Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform (MSAP), from ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), to migrate from legacy switches and deliver IP-based voice and data services to business and residential customers in the Oklahoma region.
Beggs Telephone selected ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 for its ability to help launch future-oriented applications and services, while enabling legacy migration. The Total Access 5000 accommodates customers using existing services like POTS and DSL, and can provide other revenue-generating service for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), carrier Ethernet, and other business-class services.
“ADTRAN’s reputation as a financially strong company and reliable partner to independent telecos, like ours, made the Total Access 5000 an easy choice as our migration solution,” says Dr. Kay H. Mount, president and general manager, Beggs Telephone Company.
Telephone Company Assistant Manager Chris Creason and Network Administrator Scott May researched various vendors and advised that, “Unlike other access solutions on the market, the Total Access 5000 enables us to meet future-oriented services needs as well as current migration requirements for legacy services. This will allow us to address the needs of our customers for decades to come.”
The Total Access 5000 is an Ethernet-based MSAP flexible enough for voice, data, and video. It provides support for service migration, broadband, and carrier Ethernet services on a common platform, helping to keep capital expenditures to a minimum, lowering operational expenses, and enhancing the performance of the access network.
“When Tier 3 service providers such as Beggs make the leap to next-generation networking, they are making a commitment to their customers’ futures as well their own business,” explains P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division.
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