Telepak selects Corning products for FTTH deployment

April 12, 2006 - The Crystal Springs network is the second FTTH rollout in Mississippi.

Corning Cable Systems (www.corning.com/cablesystems) recently announced that Telepak Networks (www.telepak.net) has chosen Corning products for its latest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment in Crystal Springs, MS.

Telepak, a full-service provider of Internet, telecommunications, and network services, is installing a FTTH network for approximately 2,750 homes in Crystal Springs-the second FTTH community in Mississippi. For the all-fiber network, Telepak chose Corning Cable Systems' Evolant Advantage Solution, including all of the backbone and distribution cable containing Corning optical fiber, as well as Corning Cable Systems' Eclipse hardware with LCP splitters for the central office.

The deployment consisted of a central office switch homerun architecture with all the fibers terminated within the central office, along with the 1x32 splitters. Telepak was looking for a solution that would minimize the number of passive optical racks within the central office in order to save valuable space for electronics as well as power requirements. By using Corning Cable Systems Evolant Advantage Solution in the central office-which for 288-fiber distribution capacity, including up to nine 1x32 splitters, fit within 12 rack spaces-Telepak was able to reduce the passive optical footprint by more than one-third.

"Corning was able to provide a solution that gave us the fiber management we required from the central office," said Steven Meadows, sales manager at Telepak. "This FTTH deployment will take our residents to the next level, with services including converged billing, high-quality digital video, and an expanded calling area.

"Through our affiliates we have a 50-year history of serving small communities in Mississippi," he continued. "We are eager to continue that tradition by introducing an advanced network that will not only enrich peoples' lives, but also create new economic opportunities."

"Telepak Networks is advancing the state of optical communications by bringing fiber to the home in Crystal Springs," said Bernhard Deutsch, director of marketing and market development for Corning Cable Systems. "We are pleased to have a significant part in bringing an advanced network and advanced services to Mississippi residents."

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