Major U.S. carrier extends Telco Systems' multiplexer contract

November 30, 2005 Foxboro, MA -- Telco Systems, a provider of carrier-class transport and access platforms IP and TDM networks, announced that a major U.S. carrier has extended Telco's contract as the sole provider of DS1 to DS3/STS-1 multiplexer equipment. The contract, initially awarded in 2002, will extend an additional two years.

November 30, 2005 Foxboro, MA -- Telco Systems, a provider of carrier-class transport and access platforms IP and TDM networks, announced that a major U.S. carrier has extended Telco's contract as the sole provider of DS1 to DS3/STS-1 multiplexer equipment. The contract, initially awarded in 2002, will extend an additional two years.

Telco's EdgeLink100 M13, EdgeLinkSTS/T1 SONET STS-1-to-DS1 multiplexer, and EdgeLink Hub M13 Distribution Hub were chosen for use in the carrier's regional interoffice core network.

"We're very pleased to have earned the continued confidence of a top-tier carrier as the exclusive provider for M13 Multiplexers," comments Dave Lee, vice president of marketing and services for Telco Systems. "The EdgeLink M13 solutions enable the carrier to significantly eliminate stranded bandwidth by equipping central office SONET ADM, DCS, and switches with DS3 modules rather than DS1."

The company says its EdgeLink Hub allows for incremental growth from a single shelf to grow services on a per-module basis, versus the traditional approach of installing additional M13 shelves. Telco says it delivers additional DS1s from DS3 ports (up to 252 DS1s) off the carrier's core transport and switch equipment. The company says its EdgeLink Hub offers service providers significant cost savings on installation, heat, and cabling management; the device additionally allows for the aggregation of DS1s, DS3s and STS-1s to an optical SONET uplink.

"The EdgeLink100 and EdgeLinkSTS/T1 deliver up to 28 DS1s with the quality, reliability, and physical and operational support of a carrier-class product, but at price levels needed for a high-volume and cost-sensitive implementation," concludes Lee. "The increased bandwidth and connectivity in a compact, cost-efficient size is critical for installations in crowded metropolitan areas."

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