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August 05, 2009

Pembroke Selects ADTRAN's Solutions for Triple-Play Service Delivery

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Georgia-based Pembroke Telephone Company said that it has selected ADTRAN's Total Access 5000 Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) Platform and Total Access 300 Series ONTs as its solution of choice for triple-play service delivery.

With these solutions, Pembroke expects to deliver voice, high-speed data and Internet protocol television (IPTV (News - Alert)) services to its entire subscriber base over a fiber infrastructure with “unprecedented” bandwidth capacity.

The ADTRAN Total Access 5000 is a carrier class multi-service access and aggregation platform. It bridges the gap between existing and next-generation networks, according to ADTRAN (News - Alert) officials.

Also, equipped with an all-Ethernet core, the Total Access 5000 supports both legacy and emerging service interfaces over copper and fiber, scaling to support bandwidth-intensive applications.

“After testing many vendor solutions, we selected the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 for its ease of use and flexibility,” said Noah Covington, plant manager at Pembroke Telephone Company, adding that the interoperability with company’s installed IPTV equipment and Softswitch was imperative.

Covington also said that the company has a Metaswitch 3510 Softswitch and was able to test both SIP and MGCP from the Total Access 352 ONTs without any problems. He said “They came up quickly and fully supported the necessary CLASS features that we offer our customers.”

“As we transition all 4,000 of our lines to FTTP, we know that ADTRAN will be there to support us throughout the process,” Covington added.

Thanks to its scalable ethernet architecture, carriers can use the Total Access 5000 to address both legacy and next-generation services “economically.” Moreover, officials said that the Ethernet architecture enables a seamless path toward a converged network.

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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi