Zhone expands FTTx in Midwest with Grand River Mutual Telephone

Zhone Technologies, a provider of FTTx network access solutions, announced its
agreement with Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation, Missouri’s second
largest independent operator, to build a new fiber network.

The new network will support delivery of more affordable and reliable
high-speed Internet access, VoIP and video services to residential and business

The greenfield fiber point-to-point (P2P) AE network, managed through Zhone’s
MXK platform, will benefit Grand River Mutual Telephone residential customers
with wire-speed gigabit connectivity to enable a higher quality of media
experience with multiple high-definition television (HDTV) channels,
high-definition digital video recorder (HD-DVR) content and video streaming
within the home.

“With more than 15,000 access lines spanning Northern Missouri and Southern
Iowa, we needed a fiber access vendor with superior scale and effective network
management capabilities,” said Wendel Myers, general manager of Grand River
Mutual Telephone.

The increased density, scale and performance provided by the Zhone MXK, and
zNID ONTs address its network complexity and challenges. This new fiber network
allows the telecom service provider to offer advanced communications and
connectivity to residential and business customers.

“Similar to many of our North American customers, Grand River Mutual Telephone
needed a fiber access solution with high performance attributes to meet the
changing needs of its customers,” said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer
for Zhone.

Zhone has already deployed more than 2,600 of its fully redundant,
carrier-grade all-IP MXK platforms with more than 150 service providers in more
than 40 countries globally. Zhone’s MXK platform is a fully redundant,
carrier-grade all-IP platform and the industry’s first terabit access

By Telecomlead.com team

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