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October 12, 2009

Cavalier Selects ADTRAN Platform

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Cavalier, a provider of competitive telecommunications services throughout the eastern United States, reportedly has selected the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform and NetVanta 800 Series products for its Ethernet offerings.
“The Total Access 5000 Ethernet solution allows us to leverage our infrastructure for the delivery of advanced Ethernet services while guaranteeing Quality of Service (QoS) in the access network,” said Jim Vermeulen, executive vice president of operations, Cavalier, in a statement.
Vermeulen said that the company requires a carrier-class platform with redundancy and a rich portfolio of advanced Ethernet capabilities to offer the business customers.
He said that the ADTRAN (News - Alert) solution offers all of this in a platform with significant future capacity.
“When you couple that with ADTRAN's financial stability and long history of access leadership in our market, the decision was an easy one,” he said.
P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division said that the introduction of the Ethernet access solution by Cavalier continues to strengthen the long-term business relationship. He said that service providers like Cavalier need a logical way to enhance their service offerings while leveraging their installed infrastructure.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions for use in the last mile of today's telecommunications networks.
Back in August, ADTRAN had announced that Pembroke Telephone Company, in Georgia, has selected ADTRAN's Total Access 5000 Fiber-to-the-Premises Platform and Total Access 300 Series ONTs as its solution of choice for triple-play service delivery.
This solution will allow Pembroke to deliver voice, high-speed data and IP 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 that bridges the gap between existing and next-generation networks.
With an all-Ethernet core, the Total Access 5000 supports both legacy and emerging service interfaces over copper and fiber, easily scaling to support bandwidth-intensive applications.
This scalable Ethernet architecture allows carriers to use the Total Access 5000 to address both legacy and next-generation services economically while providing a seamless path toward a converged network.
The Total Access 300 Series is a line of GPON ONTs designed to address the FTTP market with industry-leading voice, data, and video capabilities.
With Total Access GPON ONTs, carriers can benefit from high data rates of fiber optic transmission and the flexibility offered by ADTRAN's portfolio of Ethernet-based systems that can be easily configured for new, customized service offerings.  Total Access 300 Series ONTs work seamlessly with ADTRAN's widely deployed Total Access 5000 Series Multiservice Access and Aggregation Platform.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney