Farmers Mutual Telephone scales up Ohio cell site backhaul effort

Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. (FMTC) is getting ready for future 4G backhaul demands by ratcheting up its support system for Tier 1 mobile operators in the Northwest Ohio market.

FMTC, which is a partner in Ridgeville Telephone's 10G fiber optic transport network, is using ADTRAN's Optical Networking Edge (ONE) technology for wavelength and Ethernet switching separation to handle growing carrier needs while meeting existing and future SLAs, the company said. The carrier also selected ADTRAN's Advanced Operational Environment (AOE) to monitor and optimize wavelength service capabilities.

"To remain competitive in our market we need the ability to add new services while maintaining the stringent SLAs of both the new and existing service offers," said Eric Damman, FMTC's general manager in a news release.

ADTRAN Regional Vice President Mitch Fleming used the same news release to explain that the technology "alleviates the need to build a parallel network alongside the existing infrastructure, just to preserve QoS."

For more:
- see this news release

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