Wightman Telecom employs Enablence's MSAP in its IP voice upgrade

Ontario, Canada-based rural LEC Wightman Telephone has decided to deploy Enablence Technologies' BroadAccess Multi-Service Access Platform (MSAP) to deliver the triple play voice, video data service package to residential customers.

Although Wightman continues to expand its Fiber to the Home (FTTH)-based last mile network across Ontario as its ultimate future platform, it is leveraging Enablence's MSAP to upgrade its legacy Digital Central Office network infrastructure so it can extend the life of its copper in the near-term.

Over its FTTH-based network, Wightman currently gives consumers the option to choose from either standalone fiber-based Internet services, or a dual play voice/data or triple play voice, video data package. Customers can get a standalone FTTH-based service for $39.95/month, while a dual and triple play package costs $59.95 and $84.95 a month, respectively.

Operating as both a traditional ILEC and a CLEC operation that provides both ISP and IXC services, Wightman provides voice, data and video to a total of 23,000 residential and business customers in 17 southwestern Ontario-based exchanges.

Having already deployed the Enablence platform--one that can support both traditional fiber and copper--as its fiber-based network platform in its CLEC business unit, it said it plans to leverage the BroadAccess product set to "modernize the Outside Plant (OSP) infrastructure of its copper-based voice lines."

Once known as a provider of optical components, Enablence through its acquisitions of the former Pannaway Technologies and Wave 7 Optics continues to find a home in the independent telco space with customers such as Wightman and U.S. independent ILEC Valley Telephone Cooperative.  

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