QCOL signs Zhone to offer FTTH triple-play network access

Zhone Technologies, aFTTx network access solutions
announced a new customer, QCOL, a western Pennsylvania-based internet services
and triple play provider since 1998.

QCOL will deploy Zhone’s MXK as its primary Gigabit
Passive Optical Network (GPON) access platform for the new fiber-to-the-home
network it is building to deliver triple-play services to customers.

 

Specifically, Zhone’s MXK solution
will equip QCOL to deliver affordable and reliable high speed Internet access,
VoIP and video services to more than 2,000 subscribers across Fayette County,
Pennsylvania, Garrett County, Maryland and Preston County, West Virginia, all
in the northeastern United States beginning in August 2011.

The widespread system capabilities of Zhone’s MXK
platform benefit both QCOL and its subscribers, including utilization of up to
one gigabit (1GB) capacity in the home and the ability to support the extreme
bandwidth demands generated by multiple high-definition television (HDTV)
screens, high definition digital video recorder (HD-DVR) content and video
streaming within the home.

The system scalability and flexibility of the MXK help
future-proof the network for more advanced service rollout while also reducing
recurring operating expenses (OPEX) and any adverse customer impact from
rollout of these next-generation services.

 

The residential and business customers we serve are
demanding increasing amounts of bandwidth. We sought a solution to address not
only current but future bandwidth requirements,” said Brian Frazee and Doug
Friend, owners of QCOL.

We selected Zhone for the impressive density offered by
8-port GPON cards, along with the MXK’s superior scale, effective network
management capabilities and system flexibility to support multiples services in
the same chassis. We were extremely intrigued by the cost savings anticipated
for us and our customers,” they added.

Zhone has leveraged deep experience in
managing the complexity of multi-service access to build the industry’s most
comprehensive portfolio of FTTx solutions.

With QCOL delivering Radio Frequency (RF) video over
fiber and the MXK’s ability to support the same via either Passive Optical
Network (PON) or point-to-point Active Ethernet, the MXK was an ideal fit for
this project. QCOL is also deploying Zhone’szNID Optical Network Terminals
(ONTs) for the end-points.

 

Zhone’s MXK continues to meet the needs and exceed
expectations of our customers. Service providers benefit from a near customized
offering to satisfy their needs for a high performance access solution.
Industry leading flexibility, scalability and a fully integrated management
system makes the MXK platform an ideal solution for the growing bandwidth needs
of our customers,” said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer for Zhone.

Our solutions remain a critical piece to the puzzle of
customer satisfaction for operators around the world. We are very pleased to
begin a new relationship with QCOL and help enable advanced connectivity in the
Northeast region,” Caskey added.

 

 

By Telecomlead.com Team
editor@telecomlead.com