TEC takes 10G services to mid-south America

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Rural service provider, TEC is to bring 10G services across the mid-south region of America. 

The company has provided telecom services to rural America for nearly 100 years throughout Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. It has invested in and maintains approximately 3,700 miles of copper connectivity and more than 1,300 miles of fibre-optic cabling in its rural markets and expects to aggressively transition to a 100 per cent fibre network.  

TEC will leverage Adtran’s Total Access 5000 (TA5000) fibre access platform to deliver robust multi-gigabit services to hospitals, schools, universities and municipalities to enable any person, company or group to thrive in a ‘gigabit economy.’

This project builds on the existing partnership between the two companies to help improve the range and reach of its network. This includes leveraging several applications within the Mosaic subscriber suite, which offers insight, management and analytics to make device installation, activation and service restoration easier.

James Garner, vice president of operations at TEC explained: ‘Our communities, customers and partners are anxious for the possibilities driven by a 10G service infrastructure; TEC is equipped and prepared to help them fully leverage our network to meet and exceed their expectations.’

Added John Cole, director of network operations at the provider: ‘In recent years, we have witnessed exponential advancements and growth in the technologies surrounding broadband internet delivery to business and residential customers. We are excited to introduce 10G XGS-PON to TEC service areas. It allows TEC to serve fibre-based broadband services to residential homes and businesses at speeds up to 10G. These speeds are often used by service providers as the primary internet connections that serve thousands of customers. With XGS-PON, we now have the ability to deliver 10G to each building we connect.'

Mark Ogden, regional vice president of sales at Adtran concluded: ‘TEC’s commitment to delivering the network its customers need is demonstrated by its decision to deliver the first 10G network that spans these rural communities. Adtran’s commitment to TEC is that we’ll continue to deliver solutions and services they need to help them build their best network today, tomorrow and into the future.’


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