Cablenet rolls out ADSL2+ network across Cyprus

The operator Cablenet is expanding its offering in Cyprus outside of its existing cable footprint and endeavouring to attract consumers and businesses by delivering triple play services.

To undertake a nationwide Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) 2+ network expansion, it has selected optimisation solutions from B.A.S.E Technologies, and Zhone Technologies’ MALC access solution.

“The dual support of Zhone’s MALC platform and B.A.S.E. Technologies’ integration team will best address our network requirements today in terms of technology, reliability and availability,” said Nicolas Shiacolas, managing director, Cablenet Communication Systems LTD. “We have also gained the ability to scale our network as appropriate to meet future subscriber demands and service requirements.”

Already the operator has unbundled more than 25 exchanges with Zhone’s MALC multiservice access platform. The service uses combo ADSL2+ / Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) cards to deliver high-speed internet and lifeline POTS. Zhone’s Ethernet over copper solution is also being used to connect enterprise networks with 3024 EtherXtend Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) in the first mile.

Moving forward, the new infrastructure solutions and support services from Zhone and B.A.S.E. respectively will deliver full triple play services to Cablenet’s subscribers across all of Cyprus and serve as the first step for Cablenet’s planned transition to GPON. As a privately-owned company that offers telecommunication and entertainment services for the retail market and provides a full range of telecommunication services for the corporate market, Cablenet is poised for significant growth in the coming years.

Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone, said: “This network expansion and technology upgrade aligns perfectly with Cablenet’s long-term service roadmap and, as their trusted partner, we will work closely together to ensure a smooth and efficient migration to GPON when they are ready.”

Zhone’s MALC is a multi-service access platform optimized for delivering voice, data, and video services over a pure packet access network. MALC gives carriers like Cablenet the flexibility to cost-effectively deliver triple play services over existing facilities and migrate these services to a pure packet network. This migration is accomplished without disrupting subscriber service or revenue streams, giving carriers the ultimate flexibility for optimizing their networks and serving their subscribers.

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