Ntelos, a communications provider serving areas of the Mid-Atlantic States and the south, is upgrading its IPTV network with gigabit passive optical network (GPON) features on its Tellabs 1150 multiservice access platform.
Ntelos calculates the move to GPON will allow it to quadruple the amount of bandwidth available. Ntelos said it plans to use the capabilities to deliver high definition (HD) video services and faster data services.
Tellabs’ GPON products, part of the Tellabs DynamicHome solution, deliver up to 2.4 gigabits per second (Gbps) downstream and up to 1.2 Gbps upstream. With the installation of a new line module, the Tellabs 1150 platform offers a simple and cost-effective GPON fiber-to-the-premises solution, in addition to previously supported fiber-to-the-curb and fiber-to-the-node applications.
Ntelos provides products and services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina, including wireless phone service, local and long distance telephone services, and data services for Internet access and wide area networking.
The company recently reported quarterly results that included increased revenue, and growth in wireless subscriber and broadband subscriber numbers.