Adtran tapped to deliver GPON-based FTTH to underserved Oklahoma communities

Medicine Park Telephone is deploying Adtran’s Total Access 5000 broadband access platform.

Mar 12th, 2013

Adtran (NASDAQ: ADTN) has been selected by Oklahoma's Medicine Park Telephone to provide broadband equipment for the operator’s broadband stimulus-funded fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network. The FTTH network will deliver high-speed broadband services to remote communities in Oklahoma.

Medicine Park Telephone is deploying Adtran’s Total Access 5000 broadband access platform to deliver high-speed broadband, IP telephony, and high-definition television services to residential customers, plus business Ethernet services to small business customers. The Total Access 5000 delivers these services over an all-Ethernet access platform, with GPON infrastructure providing up to 2.5Gbps of bandwidth.

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Medicine Park is also using ADTRAN's modular Ethernet access gateway, the NetVanta 8044M, in combination with the Total Access 5000, for 4G/LTE cell-site mobile backhaul to further increase communications accessibility for its underserved customer base.

“For so long, residents in our remote communities have been lucky just to have reliable phone service, let alone any sort of high-speed broadband capability," comments Eddie Hilliary, president, Medicine Park Telephone. "Now, for the first time, we are able to deliver any mix of telephone, Internet, and television services that our residential and business customers need to be connected with the rest of the country. With Adtran, we are able to do this with the latest optical network technology and can provide our customers with the most advanced, next-generation services and infrastructure.”

Although telephony services are available, residents in communities such as Medicine Park's are vastly underserved (up to 100% of households in some of the regions) by any type of high-speed broadband, Adtran claims. Medicine Park’s new FTTH service opens up connectivity to thousands of households in these remote communities, some of which are isolated by a national wildlife refuge and others that reside in the former Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation in southwestern Indian Territory.

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