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Solstar scores triple play with Allied Telesyn

Thu, 06/10/2004 - 8:00pm
Joe Bant

The triple play services of voice, video and data are coming to 15,000 residential customers of Solstar Inc. in southern Texas.

Allied Telesyn Inc. announced today it would provide Solstar with its 9000 Series Multiservice Access Platform (MAP) that will enable the delivery of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH)-based services.

Allied Telesyn's single fiber FTTH application offers 100 megabits of full duplex bandwidth to each subscriber using a single strand of fiber over distances exceeding 70 kilometers, the company said. It is based on the new standard defined by the 802.3ahh Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) IEEE working group.

Bruce Bridgewater, Solstar's senior vice president, said his company looked into using a passive optical network solution, but it didn't include the bandwidth of Allied Telesyn's active-Ethernet application.

"A total cost of ownership comparison to PON made the decision obvious," he said in a release. "One hundred Megabits dedicated bandwidth to each home for less capital expenditure and lower operational costs than the shared bandwidth of Passive Optical Networks."

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