Consolidated selects to deploy Smartoptics DCP-404 muxponder

Smartoptics, a provider of optical networking solutions, announced that Consolidated, a US-based telco operator, has chosen the Smartoptics DCP-404 muxponder to increase the capacity of its ring network to 100G.
Smartoptics DCP-404 muxponderConsolidated believes that the DCP-404 is the most effective and cost-efficient solution after a thorough analysis of all options available.

Consolidated has one of the least populated operating areas in the contiguous United States. The telco aims to provide equitable access to quality phone and internet services regardless of how remote customer properties are located.

Consolidated aims to increase capacity in its 400-mile ring network to meet increased mobile backhaul demand. The Smartoptics DCP-404 muxponder was chosen as the most effective and cost-efficient way to deploy 100G DWDM in the upgraded ring.

“Cost efficiency is essential for small carriers like us, and avoiding vendor lock-in helps us to choose and combine the networking solutions with the best return on investment and value for money. Smartoptics plays nice with network elements from other vendors,” says Mike Jones, Central Office Manager at Consolidated.

“The DCP-404’s zero-touch configuration and broad interoperability make it simple to configure, turn up and to use. The layer 1 muxponder with support for OpenZR+ also increases fiber utilization, providing more capacity per wavelength at a lower latency than a traditional muxponder,” says Kent Lidstrom, CTO of Smartoptics.