Totah Communications chooses Ribbon’s Neptune 1300 Packet Transport system for broadband services boost

Dec. 22, 2020
The independent operating company (IOC) is using the Neptune 1300’s ability to support 200G transmission rates to improve residential and broadband communications services to its customers in Northeastern Oklahoma and Southeastern Kansas.

Ribbon Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: RBBN) says it has supplied its Neptune 1300 Packet Transport system to Totah Communications. The independent operating company (IOC) is using the Neptune 1300’s ability to support 200G transmission rates to improve residential and broadband communications services to its customers in Northeastern Oklahoma and Southeastern Kansas.

In addition to using the systems to improve transmission performance, Totah also plans to leverage the Neptune 1300 Extension Shelf to reclaim fiber used to deliver services in its legacy network while delivering next-generation communications services that will enable the company to pursue new SMB customers and increase ARPU, says Ribbon. Ribbon also has supplied turnkey deployment services through its professional services organization. Totah’s deployment includes alarm maintenance as well. Ribbon says it is providing full staging capabilities for the entire network including engineering and configuration from its facility in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The staging includes full participation by Totah’s engineering team.

“We had outgrown our old network and were severely constrained by traffic bottlenecks and the inability to introduce new high-value services,” commented Mark Gailey, president and general manager of Totah Communications. “Ribbon’s Neptune Packet Optical Transport solution not only provides us with the ability to future-proof our network with needed bandwidth to deliver next-generation services and faster broadband speeds, but it also allows us to reclaim precious fiber and actively pursue new small to medium sized business customers and backhaul services.

“We considered several vendors for this upgrade but after evaluating Ribbon’s capabilities, experience and competitive pricing, they were the clear choice,” Gailey added.

“We are delighted that we could help our longtime customer, Totah, dramatically expand their network capacity and improve their communications offerings with our Packet Optical Transport solution,” said Elizabeth Page, U.S. rural market director for Ribbon. “It is great that forward-looking IOC customers like Totah can realize an immediate return on investment by offering increased internet speeds on Day 1 and increased average revenue per user (ARPU) that Ribbon’s Neptune 1300 offers.”

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

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