SEPTEMBER 24, 2007 -- USCarrier Telecom LLC (search for USCarrier), a wholesale provider of high-speed, long-haul optical transport, and Fujitsu Network Communications (search for Fujitsu Network Communications) have announced plans to upgrade an existing OC-48 ring that will allow USCarrier to deliver advanced SONET, Ethernet, and wavelength services. The network upgrade is set to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2007.
This upgrade will connect points of presence in Georgia from Savannah to Waycross, Waycross to Valdosta,and Valdosta to Macon. USCarrier is deploying both the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 7420 DWDM systems and FLASHWAVE 4500 Multiservice Provisioning Platforms on the company's current OC-48 ring.
The addition of the DWDM platform will allow USCarrier to increase the capacity of the existing network, while the SONET platform provides scalable SONET capacity across the network and will enable the company to deliver carrier-class TDM and Ethernet services. Increased bandwidth, service flexibility and Ethernet services will provide USCarrier new revenue-generating opportunities, the companies assert.
"USCarrier is constantly evaluating cost-effective, reliable solutions to enhance our network and complement the services we offer," said Jack Roberts, vice president of sales for USCarrier. "We have seen an increased interest in Carrier Ethernet and a growing demand for increased bandwidth. This OC-48 ring upgrade will allow us to quickly meet those demands and allow us to be more competitive in those emergent markets."
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