June 30, 2008
Enablence Technologies Integrates & Deploys Trident
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Enablence Technologies (TSX VENTURE:ENA) ("Enablence" or the "Corporation"), a leading supplier of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) equipment for residential and business services, today announced that they have successfully integrated and deployed their Trident7(TM) Universal Access Platform to production customers with Servei de Telecommunications d'Andorra (STA).
STA began formal full-scale production deployment of their new all fiber network with production customers on May 5, 2008, which provides triple-play data, IPTV, and VoIP services. The network will ultimately provide advanced IP services to more than 45,000 residential and business customers throughout Andorra. STA's network will utilize the Enablence Trident7 solution as an overbuild replacement for their legacy DSL network."Trident7(TM) provides out-of-the-box support for STA's full suite of all-IP services, and our solution's open northbound interface allowed us to directly integrate with their existing OSS/ BSS Systems for ease in deployment" said Emmanuel Vella, Vice- President of Sales & Marketing for Enablence Technologies' FTTx Networks Division. "A big part of providing a superior platform means working with customers to make their envisioned network a reality, and we are dedicated to that ideal," added Vella.
According to Jaume Salvat, Director General and CEO of STA, "The new Trident7 network represents a huge leap forward from the copper network that it replaces. The wealth and depth of advanced services made possible by an all data GE-PON network is unprecedented for our customers, and Enablence's ability to fully integrate their solution quickly into our network has been instrumental to our success."
When asked about Enablence's recent acquisition of Wave7, Mr. Salvat stated that he perceived the acquisition as positive. "The prospects of a full optical and systems level approach to FTTP are very promising. This is an exciting time to be working with Enablence."
"Enablence is delighted to be able to work with STA in deploying their advanced FTTP network. The Trident7 solution is the perfect match for their requirements, and together with STA we are pioneering the deployment of FTTP by European PTTs" added Arvind Chhatbar, CEO of Enablence.
About Enablence Technologies Inc.
Enablence Technologies Inc., (TSX VENTURE:ENA) a publicly traded company, designs, manufactures and sells optical components, subsystems and systems to a global customer base. With corporate headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the company now owns Albis Optoelectronics, Wave7 Optics and ANDevices. The company, through its Wave7 FTTx Networks Division, provides its Trident7(TM) Universal Optical Line Terminals (OLTs), Optical Network Terminals (ONTs), and the Trident7(TM) Element Management System. This division is an industry leader in optical broadband access systems, with an expanding Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) product portfolio featuring a variety of architectural options, based on IP and Ethernet standards, for triple-play voice, video and data services. The company's Trident7(TM) Universal Access Platform is rapidly gaining market share around the world with service providers in the PTT, IOC, CLEC, MSO, municipal, utility and real estate development categories.
Enablence's Optical Components & Subsystems Division provides FTTx access products such as integrated Triplexers, Diplexers for BPON, GPON and GePON standards and splitters. AWG Chips/Modules, Optical Channel Monitors, VMUX, TODC and Photodetectors are offered for the metro and the long haul markets. Many of the company's component products apply its proprietary planar lightwave circuit (PLC) technology to integrate 45+ components into a single optical chip to address the global rollout of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH).
The STA was formed as a public company in 1975. The object of STA is the management and exploitation, exclusively, in Andorran territory, of telecommunications services in general - fixed telephones, mobile telephones, data transmission, Internet and other auxiliary or supplementary telecommunication services - including matters referring to international communications. The Andorran Telecommunications Service is also responsible for managing the technical infrastructures and national broadcasting networks for radio and television, both analogue and digital (TDT). The STA is governed and administered by a Board of Directors with full responsibility to the Government of Andorra for the management, direction and representation of the service, and the management, administration and disposal of its assets and resources. Today the STA has 240 employees.
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