It’s a given that everyone would like a faster network, no matter what they go online for. That spinning “blue wheel of death” is the bane of everyone, so it makes sense for providers to do their best to provide high-speed access. One Texas company has done just that, with the help of some leaders in the field.
LightRiver (News - Alert) Technologies, itself a leader in Factory Built Network design and commissioning, has announced that Texas-based GVTC Communications, a full-service telecommunications provider with more than 2,200 miles of fiber optic cable, has selected LightRiver to perform a significant network upgrade and expansion.
“Utilizing its Factory Built Network approach, supported by the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform from Ciena, LightRiver has provided a full turnkey solution from consultative engineering and architectural design support to manufacture certified installation of the network,” all companies involved said in a joint release. “This enables GVTC to leverage best-in-class, feature-rich packet and optical technologies with multilayer end-to-end network management and planning for maximum scale and operational efficiencies.”
In plain language, it means this project has helped further the goals of the GVTC GigaRegion, in which the company has partnered with the Texas cities of Boerne, Bulverde and Gonzales to deliver gigabit Internet service to the region, supporting economic development and higher quality of life for local residents and businesses.
“Our expanding footprint is incredibly unique and the first-class engineering services from LightRiver, paired with equipment from Ciena, are ushering in an exciting time at GVTC,” noted Josh Pettiette, GVTC’s VP of Product, Business Development, and Strategic Planning. “We built a dynamic network to deliver carrier-class Ethernet solutions, with capacities exceeding 100 Gbps. These services deliver the protection and low-latency our customers demand in order to support synchronous data replication and other latency-sensitive applications. GVTC will now be able to easily facilitate network-to-network interfaces and deliver a highly resilient and dependable network connecting rural and metro markets.”
Edited by Maurice Nagle