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Cornerstone Telephone Selects Zhone Technologies for Latest MXK Deployment

 
September 09, 2011
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor
 

Zhone Technologies (News - Alert), a provider of FTTx network access solutions, announced that Cornerstone Telephone, an advanced communications solutions provider headquartered in Troy, N.Y., has selected the company for latest MXK deployment.


The service will enable the local exchange carrier (CLEC) provider to offer both copper and fiber services on a single platform.

Cornerstone has deployed Zhone's MXK as its multi-service access solution to provide business VoIP and high speed Ethernet-over-copper services for area businesses in Syracuse; Oneonta; New York City; Poughkeepsie; and Richmond.

Featuring industry-leading density, scalability and switching capacity, the MXK is the industry's first terabit access concentrator, the company said. It provides non-blocking capacity of up to 3,600 100 Mbps GPON subscribers or 360 1G Active Ethernet subscribers.

"Zhone's ability to deliver both VoIP and High Speed Internet Access with the greatest port density in the smallest footprint is the key deciding factor in our MXK deployment," said Don Walsh, chief technical officer of Cornerstone Telephone, in a statement. "Our relationship with Zhone is strengthened by this upgrade, and we and our customers are already enjoying the benefits of speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness."

The service ensures increased bandwidth for Cornerstone customers and provides both data and VoIP for expanded revenue opportunities and improved customer satisfaction. Cornerstone will continue to rely on the MXK's 460 Gbps backplane, 28 Gbps uplinks and Terabit switching capacity along with 72 ports of POTS/VoIP, 72 ports of ADSL2+ and extended rate SHDSL-EFM cards.

To date, Zhone   has deployed more than 2,000 of its fully redundant, carrier-grade all-IP MXK platforms with more than 150 service providers globally, with total subscriber capacity supported by these deployments exceeding 15 million.

"This domestic deployment furthers our customer base in the Northeastern United States and our strong relationship with Cornerstone and prove once again that our solutions are the right fit for business services," said Brian Caskey (News - Alert), chief marketing officer of Zhone, in a statement. "The featured flexibility of the MXK serves just the purpose Cornerstone needs -- to provide hybrid networking capabilities for its local businesses."

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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

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