ETI Software Solutions, Inc.

ETI Software Solutions, Inc.

November 07, 2005 08:30 ET

Bulloch Telephone Cooperative 'Future Proofs' By Selecting ETI's Cablebridge

NORCROSS, GEORGIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 7, 2005) -

- Installation Lays Groundwork for Upgrade to ETI's Triad to Provision Additional Motorola Technologies -

Bulloch Telephone Cooperative (www.bulloch.net) of Statesboro, Georgia, has selected ETI Software's CableBridge to automate provisioning for its Motorola National Authorization Service - Regional Access Controller (NAS RAC). ETI Software Solutions, Inc. (ETI) (www.etisoftware.com) is a leading provider of automated, flow-through service activation software.

Bulloch's installation of CableBridge will provide a foundation for its pending upgrade to ETI's Triad that will automate provisioning of its Motorola AXSvision Fiber-to-the-Premise network currently under construction.

CableBridge is pre-integrated with Bulloch's telephone billing system; this will enable its subscriber to receive a converged bill for all services. Additionally, CableBridge will enable Bulloch to automate the activation of video services with no operator intervention, directly from its customer care and billing system. This translates into immediate cost savings and increased customer satisfaction.

ETI's product is a stand-alone Linux-based system designed to allow the introduction of subscriber video services, convergent statements, Pay-Per-View event management and customer premise equipment inventory management into existing enterprise billing systems.

"CableBridge provides us with an affordable, scalable method of provisioning video services to our growing subscriber base on a single, monthly bill," says Dennis Lewis, General Manager, Bulloch Telephone Cooperative. "More importantly, it lays the foundation for an upgrade to ETI's Triad. Triad will enable us to rapidly activate video, data and voice services over our new fiber-to-the-home network."

A simple upgrade to Triad will provide Bulloch with "out-of-the-box" functionality to automate the complex provisioning processes for their Motorola AXSvision fiber-to-the-home network. Triad will automate activation of all service ports on the Optical Network Terminal (ONT), the termination point of the FTTP network at the customer's service location. Triad also supports the automatic discovery of new ONTs on the FTTP network and can automatically provision these auto-discovered devices in real-time. Since Triad also provisions Motorola digital video technologies, it eliminates multiple data entry points and the service errors and delays associated with manual "swivel chair" processes.

"Telcos are under great pressure to add digital video services to their traditional voice and data offerings in order to remain competitive," says Pete Pifer, President and CEO, ETI Software. "ETI's Triad provides the tools they require to quickly and affordably deploy premium digital television services over their existing infrastructure."

ETI Software is exhibiting at the TelcoTV Conference and Expo 2005 in San Diego November 8-10. Please stop by booth #612 to find out more about its Tier One Tool Kit. For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Gary Hilson at 416-494-5723, ext. 203 or e-mail garyh@sackepr.com.

About ETI Software Solutions (www.etisoftware.com)

ETI Software Solutions, Inc. (ETI) is a leading developer of software automating fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and video service activation for triple play (video, telephone and data) services. Privately held and based in Norcross, Georgia, the company was founded in 1992 by senior Scientific-Atlanta and Bell Labs employees to provide software solutions to support the convergence of telephony, utility, television and high-speed data communications. ETI's solutions are now deployed by more than 100 legacy telecom carriers, utility providers and cable system operators, serving millions of subscribers worldwide.

About Bulloch Telephone Cooperative (www.bulloch.net)

Bulloch Telephone Cooperative was formed in 1951 to deliver telephone service to the people of Bulloch County and now provides advanced telecommunications services to its members including Internet access, voice mail, custom calling, paging and cellular service.


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