TDS employs Calix for 20-state VDSL2 service rollout

TDS Telecom (NYSE: TDS) is serious about expanding the availability of its VDSL2 25 Mbps service, so it's turning to its existing vendor Calix (NYSE: CALX) to extend the service to 20 states across its 30-state footprint.

To deliver the new 25 Mbps/5 Mbps service to residential and business subscribers, TDS will upgrade its existing base of Calix C7 Multiservice Access Platforms (MSAPs) in those 20 states.

With some of the same C7 platforms in place since TDS started working with Calix in 2004, the telco will be able to offer the VDSL2 service by simply making a software upgrade and card change on their existing C7 platforms that were initially delivering POTS and ATM-based ADSL services.

This latest move follows TDS' initial VDSL2 rollout in seven states, including Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin. During Q1 2011, TDS will expand its VDSL2 reach to 13 additional states, reaching subscribers across hundreds of nodes embedded in nearly 150 networks.

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