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September 24, 2008

Enablence's Fiber Equipment Helps Comporium Communications Connect More Than 6,300 Subscribers

By Arvind Arora, TMCnet Contributor

Enablence, a supplier of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) equipment for residential and business services, announced that its FTTP equipment has enabled a customer, Comporium Communications, to connect more than 6,300 residential and business customers.
Comporium is an independent local exchange carrier (ILEC) and cable television operator based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with almost 100,000 customers throughout its service area, and is soon going to begin the deployment of the TRIDENT7 Universal Access Platform GPON solution.
To offer voice, video and broadband Internet services over a common facility, the company began deploying Enablence's Last Mile (News - Alert) Link EPON system in 2004. These services include telephone, more than 150 channels of digital and high definition television, and broadband Internet service capable of 100 megabits per second. The FTTP deployment by Enablence helped the company in offering its wireless and security services to create a "quintuple play" bundle.
Comporium hopes to connect more than one hundred residential developments encompassing approximately 10,000 customers by 2010, adopting an "FTTP only" strategy for green field developments. The company has recently selected Enablence's ITU G.984 GPON standard-compliant TRIDENT7(TM) Universal Access Platform for new green field deployments in order to keep its network on the cutting edge.
Mike Deller, vice president of Engineering and Planning at Comporium said that the company has had a lot of success with Enablence's products because they are IP-based and interoperate well with other core network and transport vendors of Comporium.
Deller noted that Enablence's FTTP solutions support full quality of service for voice and data including IP video, and enable delivery of RF broadcast video on a single fiber to the home.
Comporium and other network operators find Enablence's FTTP equipment to be a cost-effective option of deploying as a single, flexible IP-based passive optical network for voice, data and video (RF broadcast and/or IP) over a single fiber.
The new TRIDENT7 GPON solution by Enablence supports a full suite of residential and business broadband services with state-of-the-art Quality of Service (QoS) management and data security, delivering unparalleled symmetrical bandwidth of up to 1 gigabits per second (Gbps).

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Arvind Arora is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Arvind's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Mae Kowalke