Allied Telesyn Wins North Dakota Telephone Company Bid

Allied Telesyn (Booth 1053), a global provider of secure end-to-end Ethernet/IP solutions for businesses, announces its IP triple play solution has been chosen by North Dakota Telephone Company (NDTC) for a multimillion-dollar FTTx overbuild of its Devils Lake Exchange, which serves more than 3,500 subscribers.

Products to be deployed by NDTC include the integrated multiservice access platform (iMAP), capable of 100-megabit symmetrical service, and iMG intelligent multiservice gateways.

NDTC currently uses Allied Telesyns iMAP and iMG platforms to deliver ADSL2+ Internet and telephone services. Phase one of the Devils Lake overbuild will begin this summer and incorporate approximately 1,000 lines. Phases two and three are expected to be completed in 2006 and will reach another 2,200-plus subscribers.

We knew we wanted an active fiber network and Allied Telesyn had the solution that fit our needs best, says Rich Ellison, NDTCs network services manager. The company had a gateway for any size of deployment from MDUs, to business, to single homes. It even customized products specifically for our needs.

Allied Telesyns solution was ideal for NDTC. Allied knew it needed to upgrade to fiber to stay competitive in its market, says Philip Yim, executive vice president of marketing and product development for Allied Telesnyn. The iMAP and iMGs offer NDTC the flexibility not just to match what the competition can offer, but to easily expand that offering in the future without a costly forklift upgrade. Delivery of 100-megabit symmetrical service differentiates NDTC from its competitors, and deploying active end-to-end fiber without sharing bandwidth eliminates potential fiber exhaustion. Plus, future services with very high bandwidth requirements can be deployed without complex OSP re-engineering and bandwidth restrictions, which is key for any service provider.

The RUS-accepted iMAP is the industrys most flexible solution for deploying FTTx, ADSL2+ and POTS from a single platform. A secure, carrier-grade, chassis-based access platform with built-in redundancy and QoS, it is built to easily accommodate both an expanding subscriber base and expanding IP voice, video and data application needs.

The iMG series Residential Gateways come in a variety of models supporting fiber, ADSL2+, 10/100 and gigabit Ethernet, VoIP and POTS, as well as RG and serial interfaces. These highly secure, carrier-grade solutions incorporate options including: Stateful Inspection Firewall, LAN and FXS ports, tagged-based VLAN (IEEE 802.1Q), Layer 2 and Layer 3 QoS, IGMP snooping and proxying and PPPoE protocol support, and environmentally hardened chassis options. Zero-touch configuration makes deployment and firmware upgrades simple and virtually maintenance-free.

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