North State deploys Zhone's ONT for IPTV and video services
Jan 18, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Zhone Technologies Inc., a provider of communications networks equipment for telecommunications, wireless and cable operators, has announced that its ONT was deployed by North State, a broadband and entertainment provider based in High Point, North Carolina, to deliver IPTV and video services via fiber-to-the-home, or FTTH.
In July 2012, North State enhanced its Plex Advanced TV offering, providing customers interactive TV services.
With Zhone as the access platform, the ONT acts as a smart device providing full gateway functionality, thus eliminating the requirement for a second device inside the home to control routing functionality needed to deliver enhanced features.
"Zhone has proven to be a valuable partner in our growth strategy over the last 12 years, providing the technology solutions and support needed to design flexible access networks for the latest service offerings," said Royster Tucker III, COO of North State.
"Zhone's support of our video platform and the ability of the MXK system to rapidly and effectively support our unique network traffic needs will help improve our ability to deliver IPTV services effectively to our customers. With the migration flexibility of the existing MALC installed base, we were able to ensure that the new network build, utilizing the MXK system, would be completed cost-effectively."
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