Telco Systems announced that it has formed an alliance with AFL Telecommunications to create a turn-key active Ethernet FTTH network solution

March 19, 2007

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FOXBORO, Mass. -- Telco Systems, a provider of carrier-class transport and access solutions for public and private IP and TDM networks, today announced that it has formed an alliance with AFL Telecommunications to create a turn-key active Ethernet FTTH network solution. The alliance, called Fiber Made Easy™, provides end-to-end system integration as well as consulting services and solutions to help developers deliver fiber-based networks.

“A point-to-point active Ethernet network is cost effective and provides distinct advantages in terms of controlling network design and bandwidth scalability. AFL is pleased to have Telco Systems join the FTTH Made Easy program,” said Kent Brown, Director, Access Solutions at AFL Telecommunications.

Active Ethernet offers distinct advantages for the deployment of applications like IPTV, VoIP and VOD including dedicated bandwidth based on individual requirements and differentiated services for residential and business customers in the same area. In addition, individual subscribers can be easily added to the network at minimal cost within the 100km geographic area.

Designing a fiber-based network requires expert advice in many areas from fiber distribution, indoor and outdoor enclosures, splice and test equipment, cabling, head end solutions, and subscriber equipment. AFL’s FTTH Made Easy Business Modeling Tool supports an extensive ROI modeling engine for PON and point-to-point active Ethernet to help developers determine the best solution for their homeowners. The tool also supports phased market rollouts and a wide range of user-definable inputs.

“With VoIP and IPTV continuing to grow in popularity, carriers are being challenged to find cost-effective solutions to deliver carrier-class triple-play services to their consumer and enterprise customers and fiber is the key enabling media to support the higher bandwidth and new services,” stated Steven Curtis, senior vice president of sales at Telco Systems. “We are very excited to be working with AFL to define, configure and install fiber networks that meet the needs of both the residential and commercial markets.”

Telco Systems (BATM)

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