Terawave Wins PON Deal

Sigecom deploys Terawave BPON optical access systems to provide Ethernet and DS1 services for SMEs

January 5, 2006

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HAYWARD, Calif. -- Terawave today announced that SIGECOM has deployed Terawave BPON (broadband passive optical networking) optical access systems to provide Ethernet and DS1 services to small- and medium-sized businesses throughout their region.

SIGECOM is a major cable service provider and registered CLEC with headquarters in Evansville, Indiana. SIGECOM's fiber optic-based network is over 900-miles long, and is available to more than 88,000 businesses and homes in greater Evansville and Newburgh. They offer bundled services to both business and residential subscribers, including advanced telephone, video, and data services, through a single, fiber optics-based connection that provides superior quality, clarity and reliability. The subscriber receives all their communication services on one line, through one local company, on one bill.

"Terawave has a broad portfolio of PON ONTs, which allows us to exactly match the service requirements of each customer site," said Steve Stanfill, VP of Network Services for SIGECOM. "Their solution is very easy to provision, so we can quickly configure and change services according to our customer demand. Plus, they had some protection features that other vendors could not match, which allow us to provide higher reliability for mission critical business traffic."

SIGECOM has deployed Terawave TW-600 OLTs (optical line terminals) and TW-300 ONTs (optical network terminals), which are capable of providing sophisticated Ethernet services - including virtual private LANs with "Q in Q" capability - TDM private line services for PBX and data traffic, and POTS/FXS voice services. The Terawave solution provides symmetrical 622 Mbps bandwidth on a single fiber that can be shared between up to 32 subscribers. Symmetrical bandwidth is perfect for business services, and single-fiber PON is the most efficient, cost effective way to deploy high bandwidth to multiple sites. The TW-600 provides TDM, ATM, and Gigabit Ethernet uplinks to SIGECOM's SONET ADMs (add-drop multiplexers) and TDM voice switches, and can also interface with an ATM backbone.

"PON is a much more cost effective solution than either SONET or fiber modems for small and medium sized business services," said Ron Mattingly, Director of Engineering for SIGECOM. "The Terawave products tested very well, and their long record of service to MSOs and their long-term commitment to the PON market made us very comfortable with our decision."

Terawave Communications Inc.

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