|[February 02, 2012]
Otelco Leverages ADTRAN to Launch Wholesale Mobile Backhaul Services for Tier 1 Mobile Operators
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. --(Business Wire)--
Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation
networking solutions, today announced Otelco Mid-Missouri, a division of
Otelco Inc., is leveraging its existing Total Access 5000 network
infrastructure with the addition of ADTRAN's (News - Alert) Optical Networking Edge
(ONE) solution to enable high bandwidth transport capabilities. Otelco
turned to ADTRAN to deliver a solution that would provide the
scalability needed to support mobile backhaul applications for 3G and 4G
mobile access services without the need for overlay network builds on
top of their existing voice and data services. This scalable service
separation enables Otelco to provide a dedicated Ethernet backbone for
Tier 1 wireless carriers while meeting the strict mobile backhaul
service level agreements (SLAs) these carriers require.
ADTRAN's ONE solution is enabling Otelco to address both the growing
mobile backhaul and residential broadband markets from a single solution
without sacrificing quality of service across either set of
applications. ONE and ADTRAN's Advanced Operational Environment (AOE)
with ServiceMonitor allow Otelco to utilize the web-based SLA monitoring
tool and cell-optimized wavelength service capabilities to ensure
appropriate sparation and provision of each type of traffic as needed.
As a result, Otelco can capitalize on new service market opportunities
while maximizing their network assets all from a single architecture
platform. Otelco is also able to respond faster to customer requests
with ONE's simplified, agile photonic capabilities providing
cost-effective network scalability.
"Mobile backhaul represents a huge market opportunity for us moving
forward, but we needed to be sure that the quality of service would not
be negatively impacted for our existing customers," said Terry Schupp,
network manager for Otelco Mid-Missouri. "With the ONE solution, we can
not only deliver service isolation for each individual mobile network
operator that may share a single cell site, but can do so in conjunction
with our existing broadband services and know that the service level
will remain high."
"ADTRAN knows that service providers are constantly faced with the
challenge of scaling the network to offer multiple, high-end services in
order to grow their business opportunity," said Mitch Fleming, regional
vice president, service provider sales, ADTRAN. "With ADTRAN's ONE
solution, service providers like Otelco now have access to a single
vendor and architecture for blending broadband, business and backhaul
About Otelco Mid-Missouri
Otelco Inc. - Mid-Missouri Division provides affordable, reliable and
progressive telecommunications services and equipment to its customers.
By offering basic and enhanced communications services and continually
investing in new technologies, the Company insures progressive growth
while exceeding the expectations of its customers. For more information,
visit Otelco Mid-Missouri's web site at www.OtelcoMidMo.com.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and
communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions.
ADTRAN's products enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications
across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are
currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government
organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide.
For more information, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923-8726)
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. On
the Web, visit www.adtran.com.
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