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May 2, 2006
RICHARDSON, Texas -- White Rock Networks, a leading provider of next-generation optical transport systems for metro networks, announced today that Iowa Network Services (INS) has deployed its optical networking products for the delivery of voice, data and IPTV services to over 500,000 end users statewide.
INS, which provides a range of network-based solutions to 148 Independent Telephone Companies servicing 330 different communities throughout the state, has deployed White Rock’s VLX2020 Optical Transport System and VLX2006 Multi-service Access Platform to deliver the triple play over its 2,500 route miles of fiber cable, 50 remote POP sites, and 38 SONET rings.
White Rock’s optical networking products provide a cost-effective upgrade path for the distribution of triple play services where existing transports have become capacity constrained or do not support the distribution of Ethernet-based services. Both the VLX2020 and VLX2006 support an Ethernet shared ring topology, allowing carriers to efficiently deliver broadcast video traffic with a single copy of each channel. Bandwidth reuse on the SONET ring coupled with the ability to support up to 2 Gbps of Ethernet traffic per OC-48 ring provides ample headroom for growth of Video on Demand (VOD) and other unicast video services.
“INS deployed White Rock’s next-generation transport system to provide Ethernet over SONET and allow us to provide broadcast and Video on Demand, Internet services and other IP services to a majority of the independent companies in Iowa that are rapidly moving to Ethernet as their connection of choice,” said Bob Sherlock, Vice President of Engineering for INS. “White Rock’s VLX2006 has been a major factor in INS being able to deliver these services cost effectively.”
White Rock Networks Inc.
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