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February 25, 2008

Hatteras Partners with Quantum to Deliver Mid-Band Ethernet Solutions

By Brian Solomon
TMCnet Web Editor

Hatteras Networks (News - Alert) and Quantum Communications have deployed Hatteras’ Mid-Band Ethernet solutions, according to a Hatteras announcement today. The deployment is expected to change Quantum’s copper lines into Ethernet superhighways. Quantum Ethernet First Mile (EFM)—the name of the new service—will nearly double the reach of Quantum’s fiber-based Ethernet services. This will allow Quantum to reach hundreds more business customers with the copper infrastructure that is already in place.

The HN4000 and HN400s are being deployed by Quantum to deliver a highly resilient, retail and wholesale service in three Oregon markets: Bend, Redmond and Prineville. Quantum will also be introducing the service in Metro markets along the I-5 corridor in Oregon and Washington.
“Carriers around the globe continue to harvest significant new revenue from their existing copper infrastructure,” said Hatteras President and CEO Kevin Sheehan. “With Mid-Band Ethernet services, carriers of all sizes can grow top-line revenue and add more customers, with a simple deployment, easy operations and in-year payback on CapEx.”
Quantum’s EFM service uses existing copper to offer guaranteed bi-directional speeds ranging from 2Mbps to 45Mbps.
“Our goal is to provide our customers with highly reliable, efficient communications services,” said Quantum General Manager Mark Holden. “With Hatteras’ scalable, resilient Mid-Band Ethernet solutions, we can quickly and easily extend the benefits of Ethernet to more businesses without the cost of installing fiber.”
Brian Solomon is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To see more of his articles, please visit Brian Solomon’s columnist page
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