Triangle Communications taps Ribbon for broadband network upgrade

May 15, 2023
Ribbon will supply elements of its Ribbon’s NPT IP Routing and Apollo Optical Transport lines.

Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN) says it has won a contract from Montana’s Triangle Communications for the upgrade and expansion of the service provider’s fiber broadband network. Ribbon will supply elements of its Ribbon’s NPT IP Routing and Apollo Optical Transport lines.

Triangle Communications is the name under which Triangle Telephone Cooperative (TTC) and its subsidiaries provide communications services. The company’s fiber footprint encompasses 24,000 square miles and runs from Chester to Malta and from the Canadian border to the Wyoming border. Triangle Communications serves more than 16,000 subscribers in parts of 16 Montana counties.

The new technology initiative seeks to upgrade legacy transport and packet transport equipment to support higher-speed services.

“Reliable internet connection is essential for today’s business operations and everyday life, which is why we’re committed to providing our customers with the best possible service,” said Frank Munson, network engineering manager at Triangle Communications. “As a longtime Ribbon customer, we have first-hand knowledge of the unparalleled expertise they provide in modernizing networks that enable connected and productive businesses and households. Selecting Ribbon to spearhead our network upgrade was an easy decision to make as we prepare for significant growth in broadband usage.”

“We’re incredibly proud of our long-term partnership with Triangle Communications and are pleased to continue working with them to modernize their network,” said Elizabeth Page, senior sales director, rural markets at Ribbon. “As broadband usage continues to grow nationwide, our IP and optical services platform provides fully programmable high-capacity routing and tailored optical networking solutions to fit the business needs of each service provider.”

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