Open Access taps ADC for TDM, Ethernet services

April 20, 2006 Minneapolis, MN -- Metropolitan area network (MAN) provider Open Access is deploying ADC's LoopStar 1600 and 810 SONET transmission and access systems to provide TDM services to mobile carrier customers in the Long Island and New York City areas.

April 20, 2006 Minneapolis, MN -- Metropolitan area network (MAN) provider Open Access is deploying ADC's LoopStar 1600 and 810 SONET transmission and access systems to provide TDM services to mobile carrier customers in the Long Island and New York City areas.

According to ADC, the Open Access optical network provides advanced TDM and Ethernet services and is designed for major enterprises and government entities that require flexible bandwidth to manage future growth. In designing the fiber network, Open Access says it paid particular attention to performance, reliability, and flexibility in order to provide its customers with TDM and Ethernet services on a level with those available in other major East Coast metropolitan centers.

Toward that end, Open Access says it selected ADC's LoopStar 1600 and 810 SONET transmission and access systems to enable an economical way for it to capitalize on TDM opportunities from mobile carriers in the NYC metro area, while providing a core infrastructure that supports both TDM and Ethernet services.

"We selected ADC's LoopStar platform for our optical network because it is a cost-effective and scalable TDM delivery solution that best fits our business model and the needs of our business customers," remarks Robert Mavretich, president and co-founder of Open Access. "The LoopStar 1600 and 810 provide a broad array of capabilities and options that will help us efficiently deliver TDM services to our mobile carrier customers with maximum performance and flexibility and at minimal cost."

"Our LoopStar transmission and access systems allow service providers like Open Access to cost-effectively transport, and manage TDM services to end-user customers from a single platform," comments Hilton Nicholson, president of ADC's active infrastructure business unit. "With ADC's LoopStar 1600 and 810 systems, Open Access empowers mobile carriers to generate new revenue quickly, efficiently, and affordably."

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