JULY 7, 2009 -- Facing bottlenecks in the access part of its network, Comanche County Telephone Company, a service provider for customers in Texas and Oklahoma, recently integrated a Carrier Ethernet platform from Tellabs (search Lightwave for Tellabs). With Tellabs' offering, Comanche can aggregate its traffic and lower the number of network connections while providing customers with high-speed services.
Without costly upgrades, Comanche selected the Tellabs Carrier Ethernet platform, deploying the Tellabs 7345 Ethernet aggregation switch, which fits in a small space while providing an upgrade path.
"We needed to deliver reliable high-speed services to our residential and business customers, while cost-efficiently managing our network traffic," says Steve Baker, director of network operations at Comanche. "Tellabs enabled us to resolve our challenge while saving costs."
Comanche has an established base of the Tellabs 1000 and Tellabs 1150 multiservice access platforms (MSAPs). The end-to-end IP architecture on the access platforms allowed the provider to install Gigabit Ethernet uplinks to aggregate its traffic, eliminating the need for expensive overlays.
"By adding the Tellabs 7345 switch, Comanche eliminated potential interoperability issues," says Chuck Bernstein, vice president, North America sales, at Tellabs. "The new platform works with the current network, saving time and money on training and testing."