News | May 6, 2008

Occam Networks Helps Ganado Telephone Deploy FTTH As Access Network Evolution Continues

Santa Barbara, CA - Occam Networks Inc., a leading broadband access network supplier, announced recently that Ganado Telephone Company, headquartered in Ganado, Texas, has deployed Occam's Broadband Loop Carrier (BLC) access equipment as part of a multi-phase upgrade project.

In this phase, Ganado will shorten their copper network loops and deploy Point-to-Point Ethernet Fiber to the Home (FTTH). This marks the second phase of their access network evolution and enables Ganado to offer a range of new, advanced broadband services.

"As a rural telecommunications service provider, it was critical that our access equipment company supplied us with both highly-reliable and easy to deploy products, as well as support us with highly professional service," said Bill Rakowitz, general manager of Ganado Telephone. "Occam succeeded on all counts. Occam's blades were easy to deploy, turned up very quickly and Occam's services team provided thorough, attentive and personalized service."

Ganado serves both business and residential customers as the areas Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC). Ganado is fully utilizing the Multservice Access Platform (MSAP) features of Occam's BLC copper and fiber access products. To date, they have deployed broadband services over Occam's BLC 6252, BLC 6244 and BLC 6246 ADS2Plus and Lifeline POTS blades. Occam's BLC 6312 and ONT 2300 series Point-to-Point Ethernet products are used to address FTTP applications.

Ganado deployed an Occam FTTH solution to provide telephone and broadband data services to a very remote and isolated area that has never before had reliable telephone service available to them. Until the Occam deployment, even wireless telephone service was unreliable for these residents.

"Our work with Ganado demonstrates that Occam provides outstanding products and solutions to telecommunications service providers in a manner that enables them to meet both traditional and emerging service requirements with ease and efficiency," said Nathan Harrell, vice president of sales for Occam Networks. "Our full featured BLC 6000 system is accelerating the evolution of access networks with quality, easy to deploy products ensuring rapid 'time to revenue' in highly competitive markets."

SOURCE: Occam Networks Inc.