Zhone Technologies, Hickory Telephone join hands for Copper-and-Fiber-based RF triple-play deployment in Pennsylvania


Zhone Technologies, a global provider of FTTx network
access solutions, announced it was selected to assist Hickory Telephone Company
to deliver triple-play services including radio-frequency (RF) video, voice
over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and high-speed data to consumers and local
businesses throughout Western Pennsylvania.


Zhone’s MXK solution is serving as the core multi-service
access platform for Hickory Telephone Company‘s new copper- and FTTx-based
networks, providing intelligent Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON)
connectivity within the operator’s network to facilitate a quick and efficient
migration from its legacy POTS system to the new infrastructure model.


We’ve been offering communications services to the local
Hickory community for more than 100 years and understand how influential our
ability to continuously innovate is on the growth and livelihood of our
residential and business customers,” said Grier Adamson, CEO, Hickory Telephone


However, we also recognize that as we expand the breadth
and reach of our services portfolio in the region, we must also expand the
capacity of our networks. Fortunately, the Zhone MXK gives us more than enough
growth flexibility to increase our bandwidth offerings to customers now and
support any unexpected capacity requirements that emerge as we continue our
migration to more advanced voice, video and data services,” Adamson added.



The Zhone MXK was chosen by Hickory Telephone Company
in part because of its ability to provide GPON-based FTTH access at the lowest
cost, but primarily because it delivers the most density of GPON ports in the
smallest footprint. The multi-services access platform offers a 72-port POTS
feature and can also support T1s and POTS for business solutions as needed.



What operators have told us is so appealing about the
MXK is its unique flexibility and scalability for both copper and fiber
networks, especially considering the extensive cost efficiencies and service differentiation
it provides in comparison with other industry solutions,” said Brian Caskey,
chief marketing officer, Zhone.



Every operator’s service portfolio and network design is
slightly different, as is their migration strategy. That’s why Zhone’s FTTx
solutions were designed specifically to manage the individual complexities of
multi-service access facing customers such as Hickory Telephone,” Caskey added.



By TelecomLead.com Team