, (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Transbeam, one of the fastest-growing, network-based providers of carrier-grade Ethernet services, is deploying ADTRAN solutions for its wired and wireless Internet service offerings in New York City. For the wired services, Transbeam’s Metro Ethernet-over-Copper (EoC) utilizes the Total Access® 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform to extend service reach beyond that of existing fiber access. For the wireless solutions, Transbeam selected ADTRAN’s Bluesocket® virtual wireless LAN (vWLAN®) solution to provide managed Wi-Fi services at one of New York’s most iconic luxury hotels in Midtown Manhattan.
Transbeam, a CLEC with over 400 central offices throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S., as well as Ohio, Michigan and California, has been offering fully-customized managed enterprise solutions to New York City businesses for the last 15 years. As such, they are often asked to deploy the latest technology with a minimum amount of expense and destruction of historic landmark structures.
ADTRAN’s Ethernet solution allows Transbeam to deliver better services to more customers with a lower cost of ownership regardless of whether their tenants are accessing services over fiber, copper, TDM or wLAN. Transbeam’s Metro Ethernet network is delivered via Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM). This technology incorporates advanced standards such as ITU-T G.998.2 and IEEE 802.3ah to effectively bond together multiple twisted copper pair loops. This creates up to 200Mbps of high-speed, resilient Carrier Ethernet access for customers.
Transbeam also offers managed wireless Internet solutions for New York City hotels with onsite technical support for guests, conferences and events. Using ADTRAN’s Bluesocket vWLAN, Transbeam is able to offer its hotel customers a seamless wireless experience that is easy to use, but at the same time provides bandwidth control and protects the network and its users against unauthorized access, dangerous viruses and malicious code.