GWI leverages ADTRAN to expand residential, business service reach in Maine

GWI, a Biddeford, Maine-based service provider, has put ADTRAN's (Nasdaq: ADTN) Total Access 5000 to work in its network to address its growing base of consumer and business customers.

This new network initiative is centered on addressing near and long-term service needs.

By deploying the Total Access platform, GWI said it will be prepared to bring traditional copper-based DSL today and later Fiber to the Home (FTTH) services to its residential customers and Ethernet and optical services to its business and wholesale service provider customers.  

Being able to support traditional legacy TDM-based services and next-gen services when the carrier is ready has been one of ADTRAN's key selling points for the TA-5000.

"The Total Access 5000 not only meets our needs today, but it will also allow us to easily and cost-effectively transition to advanced fiber-based services like GPON and Active Ethernet," David Allen, vice president of infrastructure, GWI.

GWI's work with ADTRAN is just one part of the service provider's ongoing network transformation. Having a vision to connect Maine business and residential customers to the rest of the Internet, the service provider also deployed Cyan's Packet Optical Transport Platform (P-OTP) last October.

Serving as an optical layer of its network backbone, the service provider established connectivity to major colocation sites in Boston and New York, while supporting Maine's Three-Ring Binder wholesale network and expanding its own hosted business services reach.

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