ADTRAN®, Inc., (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.
“While we have seen high demand for our Metro Ethernet services, we realize that it is important to offer the right access solution as well as provide other value-added services that enhance our customers’ businesses,” said Avi Nebel, managing partner for Transbeam. “ADTRAN’s solutions help us on both of these fronts and enable us to continue to provide the most reliable and advanced data, voice and wireless services to businesses in the city.”“It is becoming critical for service providers to deploy new rapid growth services so that they can keep pace and differentiate themselves in today’s competitive market,” said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, service provider sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “ADTRAN is able to help service providers, like Transbeam, do this with our broad solution offering. The Total Access 5000 enables this to happen from an access perspective over both copper and fiber, while the Bluesocket vWLAN gives service providers an opportunity to create a managed service offering that best meets their customers’ needs.” About Transbeam Transbeam, a leading national integrated communication provider, has been providing businesses with the most efficient communication and network solutions since 1996. With over 437 central offices through the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio, Michigan and California, Transbeam is one of the fastest growing, network-based providers of carrier-class Ethernet (including EoCu and EOF) and other high capacity data services. Along with data, they offer a robust list of competitive voice solutions, VoIP, Hosted PBX and Events and Professional Services. Transbeam also offers competitive agent and wholesale programs. About ADTRAN ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide.