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PacketFront Helps PAXIO Deliver Advanced FTTH to Bay Area

PacketFront Inc. (Booth 421) has announced that Anaheim, Calif.-based PAXIO Inc., a CLEC providing Internet and VoIP services, has chosen PacketFronts unique BECSTM control and provisioning system for the deployment of advanced IP services in new residential developments in California.

Working closely with one of the nations largest home builders, PAXIO is offering FTTH to the rapidly growing technology hub of Californias Bay Area. PAXIOs FTTH network offers homeowners virtually unlimited bandwidth that provides Internet connection speeds of up to 1gbps, a speed far superior to those provided by telephone or cable networks, according to PacketFront. This allows homeowners to easily download movies from the Internet, effortlessly conduct multiple downloads at one time and use VoIP services. PAXIO offerings start as low as $26.50 per month.

BECS automates the IP services delivered across the new FTTH infrastructure to disparate geographical sites and provides support and management facilities to each site. PAXIO is able to manage all end users from a centralized location, which has raised customer service standards and reduced resources required for moves, additions and changes to subscriber services.

PacketFront has provided us with some sophisticated new tools that help us deliver on our motto True Broadband, True Choice, said Phillip Clark, president of PAXIO. We are a rapidly growing company, dealing with broadband deployments over a vast geographical area. As such, it is vital that we have complete control over our networks from a central location, and that we can troubleshoot problems quickly and efficiently. We feel the introduction of PacketFront equipment and management systems will have a significant long-term effect in reducing OPEX.

To keep pace with the high demands of PAXIOs customer base, a more sophisticated Layer 3 design was necessary to manage advanced FTTH services. This was achieved by replacing PAXIOs existing access layer with PacketFront ASR routers, managed by BECS. This enables PAXIO to provide service control right up to the network edge, while allowing the rest of PAXIOs existing network infrastructure to be retained.

In addition to BECS, PacketFront has supplied PAXIO with its Subscriber Management Tool (SMT) and Helpdesk Management Tool (HMT) software solutions.

SMT delivers self-registration and self-activation capabilities to end users, while HMT provides customer visibility and enables remote troubleshooting of problems.

We are very pleased to be involved with such an exciting and up-and-coming company in California, said Martin Thunman, CEO of PacketFront. The BECS system is ideal for challenging, large-scale deployments such as those carried out by PAXIO. Not only does it offer complete automation and control over service provisioning, but also offers high levels of functionality in vital areas such as security, traceability, QoS and conditional access.


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