Broadstripe Integrates Aurora Networks’ GEPON Solution to Deliver Scalable Commercial Services Network
Flexible, cost-effective GEPON solution powers business park for revenue-generating opportunities
Santa Clara, Calif. – June 15, 2009 – Aurora Networks, Inc., the only optical transport solution provider focused on delivering a cost-effective, optimized platform for next-generation cable services, today announced that Broadstripe, LLC, a leading provider of integrated video, broadband and home phone services, deployed Aurora Networks’ GEPON solution for its commercial services offering. The flexibility of Aurora Networks’ GEPON solution, including its Node PONâ„˘, VHubâ„˘ and SMART Media Converterâ„˘ products, enable Broadstripe to offer faster services at lower prices to fit the unique and individual needs of its business customers.
Aurora Networks’ GEPON solution provides Broadstripe with a manageable and scalable system that allows the company to serve business customers without the need for an active OTN location. By reducing the overall cost, but still supplying fiber to the premises to meet bandwidth needs, Aurora Networks enables Broadstripe to service businesses within their footprint – an important sector for company growth.
“For Broadstripe’s commercial services offering, we set out to serve a combination of T1, high-speed and dial-up customers, including Brooks Industrial Park in Marshall, Michigan, an established business park that was previously receiving its business service from a competing provider. With Aurora Networks’ GEPON solution, we are the only provider able to offer 10-100 Mbps of dedicated fiber services to each of Brooks Industrial Park’s current customers,” said Dave Harwood, regional vice president and general manager of Broadstripe. “With Aurora Networks, we can now take advantage of the huge growth opportunities available in business services by competitively delivering what customers are demanding.”
The Aurora Networks’ GEPON implementation includes the installation of a Virtual Hub (VHub) equipped with Node PON technology on Broadstripe’s existing fiber infrastructure from its main headend to Brooks Industrial Park, approximately 40 miles. New fiber was laid to the streetside curb of each business with a SMART Media Converter installed directly in the premises to connect business subscribers to Broadstripe’s core network.
“Broadstripe’s implementation of Aurora Networks’ GEPON solution demonstrates the reach, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of our product offerings, which enable cable operators to easily migrate their existing infrastructure to accommodate business services,” said John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing, Aurora Networks. “With a sole focus on the cable industry, Aurora Networks devotes 100 percent of its resources to making better quality transport solutions for its customers. We value the services that Broadstripe delivers and are proud to be a part of this successful business services implementation.”
As an innovator in the cable marketplace, Aurora Networks’ GEPON solution is designed to optimize revenue-generating services in both residential and commercial services settings. The company’s award-winning Node PON solution, combined with its unique VHub bring the highest level of flexibility and utilization that can be found in a PON architecture today. The SMART Media Converter was specifically designed to increase bandwidth capacity and Ethernet specifically for high-speed data services, allowing Broadstripe, and other cable operators, to capitalize on business opportunities.
About Broadstripe, LLC
Broadstripe LLC was created in 2007 by a group of cable and telecommunications veterans. As a leading provider of integrated video, broadband and home phone services, Broadstripe is dedicated to providing residential and business customers superior entertainment, communication products and outstanding customer service. The company is among the 25 largest cable operators in the United States. For additional information visit www.broadstripe.com.
About Aurora Networks
Aurora Networks is evolving cable by focusing on innovative solutions that build future-proof networks to accommodate the cable subscriber services of today and tomorrow. Aurora Networks is the only pure-play optical transport solution provider that is focused solely on cable MSOs. Using its proven understanding of cable networks, Aurora Networks delivers unique solutions - such as its Fiber Deep architecture and digital return technology - to address specific issues of the cable industry. A technology leader driven by innovation and industry-firsts, Aurora Networks enables leading MSOs across the globe to compete with a cost-effective, optimized launch pad for next-generation cable services. To learn more about Aurora Networks’ core cable solutions, please call 408-235-7000 or visit www.aurora.com.
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