Any customer, any location reached with carrier-grade Ethernet Services
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Integra Telecom, a provider of business-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions, has partnered with ADTRAN to bolster its Ethernet Services portfolio expansion. Integra is deploying the ADTRAN Total Access(R) 5000 to bring Ethernet Services to nearly 300 central offices using Ethernet over TDM (EoTDM) technology. The deployment of EoTDM, a key element of ADTRAN's broader Carrier Ethernet access portfolio, ensures that virtually every business throughout Integra's service territory* can now receive carrier-grade business Ethernet service regardless of their proximity to fiber or copper DSL.
"Integra's ability to extend a network-wide deployment for end-to-end Ethernet Services using MEF certified solutions brings a great deal of value to our customer base," said Craig Heidgerken, vice president of engineering at Integra Telecom. "Our customers are looking for private, carrier-grade Ethernet access to all of their locations--regardless of whether they reside in a downtown area, in the suburbs, or a more remote location. With the added deployment flexibility of the ADTRAN solution, we can now exceed our customers' expectations for high-bandwidth access."
Integra selected the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 in order to extend Ethernet service to businesses beyond the limited reach of alternative DSL copper products. The flexibility of the ADTRAN platform helps Integra greatly increase its addressable market for Ethernet Services, with support for Ethernet over direct fiber, optical wavelengths (C/DWDM), copper (e.SHDSL, ADSL2+, VDSL2), SONET, and TDM (DS1/E1, DS3). Given Integra's extensive fiber- and copper-based network infrastructure, the multi-service access capabilities of the Total Access 5000 enables the carrier to serve more customers faster, while the common platform allows Integra to scale its growing network more easily.
"Time to market and service availability are so important for service providers like Integra who are committed to accelerating the adoption of world-class Ethernet service," said Meggin Sawyer, regional vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN. "The operational simplicity of the Total Access 5000 enables Integra to easily align with the multiple vertical markets who are rapidly upgrading to carrier-grade Ethernet service in order to achieve specific IT objectives."
*Service not available in Montana
About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. connects business by providing enterprise-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions to over 100,000 business and carrier customers in 11 Western states, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The company owns and operates a nationally acclaimed, best-in-class fiber-optic network consisting of a 5,000-mile high-speed long-haul fiber network and a 3,000-mile metropolitan access network including nearly 1,700 fiber-fed buildings. The company has earned some of the highest customer loyalty and customer satisfaction ratings in the telecommunications industry. Integra Telecom is a registered trademark of Integra Telecom, Inc. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communication equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions. ADTRAN's products enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide.
SOURCE: ADTRAN, Inc.
Connect2 Communications for ADTRAN, Inc. Joyce Wady, 919-435-9120 firstname.lastname@example.org