Rainier Connect installs ECI's Apollo optical network systems for 100G upgrade

ECI says it has supplied elements of its Apollo optical transport systems line to Rainier Connect to make the service provider’s fiber-optic network 100-Gbps capable. The project was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS).

ECI says it has supplied elements of its Apollo optical transport systems line to Rainier Connect to make the service provider's fiber-optic network 100-Gbps capable. The project was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS).

Rainer supplies triple-play services, including a gigabit broadband option, to more than 15,000 customers in the South Puget Sound area of Washington. "We assessed many companies in search for a partner that provided a flexible platform to meet our needs for the next several years," explained Ben Miller, network operations manager at Rainier Connect. "We chose ECI for its state-of-the-art products and their reputable service. Once we initiated our project, the implementation and deployment went smoothly."

"ECI was aware of Rainier Connect's strong commitment to delivering the best services and service to its customers," added Tony Gomez, vice president, business development for ECI North America. "It had outgrown its 10G legacy networks and was ready to move to the next level. We were glad to help, and in such a way that prepared them for future upgrades as required."

The Apollo line provides packet optical transport systems capabilities, including DWDM, OTN transport, and ROADM functionality.

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