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Telecom signs for Zhone’s MXK for Advanced Broadband

Telecom Namibia this week announced that it signed an agreement with Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), to deploy Zhone’s MXK and several additional Zhone services to its customers for advanced voice and broadband services.
MXK is a terabit access concentrator which supports end-to-end voice, data, entertainment, social media, business, mobile back haul and mobility service to satisfy the operator’s connectivity and bandwidth requirements and build the network of the future.
Telecom will use Zhone’s MXK solution to implement Active Fibre and Copper Access solutions to renovate and update its telecommunications infrastructure.
Telecom Namibia recently launched a project to introduce Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) and Fibre-To-The-Building/Basement (FTTB) technologies into its network to offer innovative and cost effective broadband services to its residential and business customers . The company turned to Zhone with hopes of providing fibre and copper-based access solutions to 150,000 lines over the next three years.
In addition to introducing new fibre solutions, Telecom aims to replace its existing voice and data systems by using Zhone’s MXK ubiquitous Access Solution, providing Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON), Active Ethernet in addition to ISDN BRI (Basic Rate Interface), and to migrate all existing voice services into a nationwide IMS solution (IP Multimedia Subsystem).
“Zhone delivered exceptional performance and price to meet Telecom Namibia’s need for innovative service offerings, while also maintaining a low cost of ownership through a ubiquitous access network,” said Frans Ndoroma, Managing Director of Telecom Namibia.

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