Metrobility Wins Philippine Contract

Metrobility Optical Systems is selected by Philippine service provider

November 10, 2004

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MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Metrobility Optical Systems has announced that PhilCom Corporation, the premier telecommunications service provider in the Philippines, has selected and installed Metrobility’s Radiance Optical Ethernet System to extend the provider’s DSL capabilities throughout the Mindanao area.

PhilCom Corporation’s new ADSL offering is based on IP/Ethernet and provides billable data rates based on usage. The service utilizes Metrobility’s Radiance BWDM (bi-directional wavelength multiplexing) Access Line Cards in each remote DSLAM location to provide a 100Mbps Ethernet uplink to the central office over a single strand of fiber. This ability to utilize a single strand of fiber for both upstream and downstream traffic effectively doubled the fiber capability allowing PhilCom to support twice the number of users on their existing fiber infrastructure.

Braid Networks, a local system integrator, designed the solution for PhilCom. According to Benjamin T. Feldia, Jr., president of Braid Networks, “Since the remote DSLAM cabinets are not temperature-controlled, PhilCom required a conversion device which would not only operate reliably in temperatures which can reach 60 degrees Centigrade but also provide monitoring of the temperature in each cabinet. Metrobility’s Radiance solution not only offers the copper-to-fiber conversion required to connect PhilCom’s fiber infrastructure to the DSLAM device, but also provides the central office with real time temperature data within the outdoor cabinet.”

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