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March 01, 2010
Horry Telephone Cooperative Selects Calix as Fiber Access Supplier

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Horry Telephone Cooperative has selected the Calix Unified Access Infrastructure to deliver a variety of fiber services and applications in its network.

HTC (News - Alert), which is the largest cooperative and the 18th largest Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier in the country, is expanding its investment in advanced fiber access technologies to support a range of high-bandwidth services, including voice and advanced RF video to single family residences and multi-dwelling units.
Officials with HTC said that the company is utilizing gigabit passive optical network technology in its network and plans to widely deploy the Ethernet eXtensible Architecture Powered Calix (News - Alert) C7 Multiservice Access Platform for residential and business GPON services and a variety of Calix 700GX Optical Network Terminals with the ability to support both GPON and Active Ethernet at the customer premises.
Calix officials said that the Calix Management System will provide provisioning and service management across the entire Calix Unified Access Infrastructure.
“In our highly-competitive environment, it is crucial for HTC to deliver the most advanced services efficiently and effectively,” said Frank Sarvis, chief executive network engineering of HTC, in a statement.
Sarvis said that fiber to the premises provides HTC with the optimal delivery vehicle for addressing competition head-on.
“The breadth and flexibility of the Calix fiber solutions portfolio gives us the tools we need to deliver the services that our customers want with the efficiency that our business demands,” he said.
John Colvin, vice president of field operations at Calix said that service providers around the Southeast and cooperatives around the country look to HTC for its leadership in delivering advanced services to its customers.
Colvin said that the company feels privileged that HTC has selected Calix for its strategic fiber access initiatives.
He said that HTC is constantly raising the services bar throughout its service area, and Calix Unified Access solutions will continue to provide an ever-expanding set of options to allow HTC to continue to lead their market.
Calix is a provider in North America of broadband communications access systems and software for copper- and fiber- based network architectures that enable communications service providers to connect to their residential and business subscribers. 
Back in February Calix had announced that it has introduced five new line cards that significantly enhance the capacity and Ethernet capabilities of the C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP).
These new line cards bring 10 gigabit per second Ethernet transport and aggregation functionality, very high speed digital subscriber line 2 and enhanced gigabit passive optical networking services, as well as Ethernet gateway functionality to North America’s MSAP, which now features 47 individual line card options to meet the diverse service requirements of today’s CSPs.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison

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