White Rock Networks Provides Transport for PPL

White Rock Networks (Booth 316), a provider of next-generation optical transport systems for metro networks, announced today that PPL Telcom LLC (Booth 726) has selected its transport and multiservice optical access products to provide backhaul capabilities to cell sites in the northeastern United States for one of the nations top wireless carriers.

PPL Telcom will deploy White Rocks VLX2020 Optical Transport system in a multinode OC-192 core aggregation ring supporting multiple subtended OC-48 optical access rings for backhaul of TDM and Ethernet cellular traffic. White Rocks VLX2006 Multi-Service Access platform will be installed at individual cell sites on the OC-48 rings providing fully protected Ethernet, DS1 and DS3 transport of wireless voice and data services.

The selection of White Rock Networks products will provide our wireless carrier customer with high-capacity TDM and Ethernet-fed cell sites, capable of a rapid migration to their third-generation, data-enabled cellular network, resulting in significant savings in upgrade costs, says Ray Winkler, vice president of engineering at PPL Telcom.

PPL Telcoms immediate application called for high-density DS1 backhaul of existing 2G cellular voice traffic, explains Lonnie Martin, founder and CEO of White Rock Networks. The VLX2020s DS1 grooming, transmux and 3/1 cross-connect capabilities proved an easy and cost-effective way to optimize the transport efficiency of PPL Telcoms existing T1 TDM traffic. Combined with the Ethernet capabilities of the VLX2020 and VLX2006, our solution provides carrier-class, fully protected Ethernet transport for their impending transition to 3G, together with native support for legacy DS1 and DS3 backhaul in a single low-cost package.

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