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September 24, 2012

Benton Ridge Selects DASAN's Next Generation GPON Solutions to Roll out Enhanced FTTX Service

By Madhubanti Rudra
TMCnet Contributor

DASAN Networks USA, the fiber solutions provider for the carrier and enterprise market, announced a new contract from the renowned triple-play service provider, Benton Ridge Telephone.

Under the contract, DASAN will provide Benton with GPON last mile access equipment along with Ethernet switches as part of the rural independent local exchange carriers’ (ILEC) enhanced service offering.

 DASAN has been selected by Benton Ridge Telephone to provide GPON last mile access equipment along with Ethernet switches as part of the rural independent local exchange carriers’ (ILEC) enhanced service offering. Benton Ridge Telephone, operating as an ILEC in Northwest Ohio and a CLEC in Lima and Portland, Indiana, has been in business since 1902, and has become recognized as one of the most progressive service providers in the U.S. It offers residential triple play services including IPTV (News - Alert) and is a full service ISP, as well as operating a cable company and security services subsidiary.

Initially, Benton selected another partner for FTTX deployment for residential broadband. But soon it was found that the system lacked key functionality and equipment to support its important business and institutional customers. This led Benton to turn to DASAN Networks that offers GPON on a full Layer 3 switching platform. DASAN’s broad portfolio of GPON ONTs was regarded as an added benefit. The solutions range from indoor and outdoor residential models for its triple play requirements to Layer 2 Ethernet switches with GPON interfaces to serve business customers.

“We (Benton Ridge Telephone) are the primary service provider to our market and our customers depend on us to serve all their needs. DASAN provides us the right products for all our residential and business needs, and their support is excellent,” CFO of Benton Ridge Mark Miller explained in a statement.

 “DASAN is pleased to be a part of Benton Ridge’s service success,” comments Jack Bryant, VP of sales for DASAN Networks USA. “DASAN’s global experience in PON deployment translates to offering a product-set with more advanced features and functionality, enabling us to provide a full-service solution to progressive service providers like Benton Ridge,” he added.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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