Terawave and INEO Infracom Partner to Supply France with Advanced, Fiber Access Networking Systems and Services.PARIS Paris, in Greek mythology
Paris or Alexander, in Greek mythology, son of Priam and Hecuba and brother of Hector. Because it was prophesied that he would cause the destruction of Troy, Paris was abandoned on Mt. -- Terawave Communications (www.terawave.com) and INEO Infracom (www.ineoinfracom.fr) today announced their agreement to partner in providing the world's most advanced fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP (Fiber To The Premises) The installation of optical fiber from the carrier directly into the home or office. Also called "fiber to the home" (FTTH). See PON and FTTC. See also FTP. ) solutions to network service providers and municipalities throughout France.
Terawave is a leading global supplier of multi-service fiber access systems, including Passive Optical Networking (PON (Passive Optical Network) An optical point-to-multipoint access network. There are no optical repeaters or other active devices in a PON, hence the name "passive. ), having shipped over 10,000 nodes to over 80 customers on five continents. INEO Infracom is one of the largest suppliers of network installation and maintenance services in Europe, with national coverage and local presence in every region of France, and offices in several other countries.
Under the terms of the Value Added Reseller See VAR.
(company) value added reseller - (VAR, or "value added retailer") A company which sells something (e.g. computers) made by another company (an OEM) with extra components added (e.g. specialist software). (VAR) agreement, INEO Infracom gains the right to market, install, and provide support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services for Terawave products. Terawave gains a world-class partner that has existing relationships with major incumbent and competitive service providers, as well as many municipalities in France.
"We have world-class expertise in civil engineering, installation, and maintenance services, which comprise most of the cost of a new access network," stated Max Mantelin, Directeur Delegue (Managing Director) of INEO Infracom.
"The Terawave PON system significantly reduces these costs, while also reducing the cost of both the hub and the customer premise equipment. When we saw the capital, fiber, and management efficiency inherent in the Terawave systems, we realized they make us much more competitive as a full-service solution provider to our access customers."
Terawave has the world's broadest portfolio of multi-service PON optical network terminals (ONTs). At the customer premise, the TW-300 and TW-400 aggregate voice, Ethernet, V.35/X.21, video, telemetry telemetry
Highly automated communications process by which data are collected from instruments located at remote or inaccessible points and transmitted to receiving equipment for measurement, monitoring, display, and recording. , and E1 circuit services over a single-fiber optical access network operating at 622 Mbps in both the upstream and downstream directions. In the central office, the TW-600 optical line terminal (OLT) aggregates multiple PONs, and provides protected interfaces to IP/Ethernet, ATM, and SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) The European counterpart to SONET. See SONET.
SDH - Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) A technology that transmits multiple signals simultaneously over a single transmission path. Each lower-speed signal is time sliced into one high-speed transmission. ) backbone networks. Sophisticated quality of service, explicit rate control, and 802.1Q VLAN See virtual LAN.
VLAN - Virtual Local Area Network services with "Q-in-Q" tag stacking allow advanced business services with carrier-class quality.
The INEO agreement also covers Terawave's new GPON See PON. product line, which will be introduced in 2006. This new generation of products will provide even more bandwidth and flexibility to meet the needs of business, residential and multiple dwelling sites, while retaining the business-class service quality for which Terawave is known. Operating at 2488 Mbps downstream and 1244 Mbps upstream, the new TW-800G OLT, TW-148G business ONTs, and TW-124G residential ONTs will provide plenty of bandwidth for high-speed data, voice-over-IP (VoIP), IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) Also called "TV over IP," IPTV delivers scheduled TV programs and video-on-demand (VOD) via the IP protocol and digital streaming techniques used to watch video on the Internet. and video on demand services.
"We are delighted to have such a strong partner representing us in France," said Frank Lockwood, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Terawave. "INEO Infracom has long provided the kind of local presence, outstanding service and support that our service provider customers require."
About INEO Infracom
INEO Infracom, a subsidiary of INEO (www.ineo.com), is part of the "Services to Energy" branch of Suez Group (www.suez.com). INEO is an integrator of electrical, information and communication systems and associated services solutions. With 13,500 people and a turnover of 1.65 bn Euros, the company is one the leaders in France. Its activities cover the following sectors: Defense & Aeronautics, Energy, Industry, Telecommunications, Service industries and Transport.
Terawave is a leading, global manufacturer of converged access solutions for service providers, government, and enterprise customers. Terawave multi-service aggregation and PON products provide the industry's most economical data, voice, video, and circuit service convergence solutions, for unparalleled service velocity, management, bandwidth, and capital efficiency. Headquartered in Hayward, California, and with offices in the USA, Canada, Asia, and Europe, Terawave has shipped over 10,000 nodes to more than 80 networks on 5 continents.