SOURCE: Carrier Access Corporation

January 30, 2008 08:55 ET

Carrier Access Partners With Cox Communications to Support the 2008 Super Bowl

Delivering Mission Critical Telecommunications Service for Football Fans Around the Globe

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - Carrier Access® Corporation (NASDAQ: CACS), a leading provider of data and voice transport solutions, today announced that Cox Communications selected Carrier Access' Adit® 600 to provide support for digital communications for the Super Bowl. The Adit 600 is a multi-service delivery terminal platform that will allow Cox Communications to support a large number of phone lines, digital communications and security within a short time frame, delivering critical dependability and efficiency for the most important sporting event of the year.

"Cox is proud to be an important part of this exciting event. We have invested heavily in our network to deliver the highest quality communications services for our community and for the Super Bowl events and that is why the decision was made to use the most reliable vendors, such as Carrier Access," said vice president of Cox Business, Mike Petty.

The Adit 600 solution will be used to relay critical communications such as radio broadcasts and commentary back to broadcasters' stations. The Adit family of products are capable of supporting VoIP, IP Routing, Stateful Firewall, VPN as well as Serial Interface applications within the same proven platform delivering robust, secure and reliable communication solutions. This particular solution was chosen because of its high reliability and flexibility. The use of digital communications links is essential for high quality audio links that have additional content.

"Dependable telecommunications is critical for an event of this magnitude," stated Michael Mayfield, senior vice president of voice integrated solutions group, Carrier Access. "Carrier Access has a proven record of responsiveness for mission critical needs, which was a key factor in Cox Communications selecting Carrier Access Adit 600."

About Adit 600

The Adit® 600 Multi-service Delivery Terminal platform combines the benefits of low capital investments with the ability to add services and capture new revenue while ensuring a migration path to future services. By consolidating multi-network access and multi-service delivery into one platform, the Adit 600 offers a cost-effective and flexible approach for delivering carrier-quality broadband voice and data services in a wide range of wireline, wireless and IP network applications. Field-proven, time-tested and carrier-certified, the Adit 600's unique ability to simultaneously support traditional TDM and IP services enables a seamless migration, preserving network investments during the transition to converged IP voice, video and data services.

About Carrier Access Corporation

Carrier Access (NASDAQ: CACS) provides consolidated access technology designed to streamline the communication network operations of wireless and wireline carriers, cable operators, enterprises and government agencies. Carrier Access products enable customers to consolidate and upgrade access capacity and implement converged IP services, while lowering costs and accelerating service revenue. Carrier Access' technologies help our customers do more with less. For more information, visit www.carrieraccess.com or call 1-800-365-2593.

About Cox Communications Arizona

Cox Communications is the third largest cable provider and a multi-service broadband communications company serving nearly 3 million residential and business product subscribers in Arizona (a product subscriber represents an individual service purchased by a customer). In the metro Phoenix, Cox serves approximately 2.5 million product subscribers. In Southern Arizona, Cox serves approximately 400,000 product subscribers. Cox's 18,000-mile hybrid fiber coaxial cable network throughout Phoenix and Southern Arizona provides homes and businesses with digital television, high speed Internet, home networking, high-definition television and digital telephone service over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services in partnership with Sprint. During the past four years, Cox has topped 10 J.D. Power and Associates' studies of customer satisfaction. Cox Media is responsible for the sale of cable advertising throughout Arizona. Cox Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc and serves approximately 6 million customers nationwide and wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. Additional information about Cox in Arizona is available at www.cox.com/arizona.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect management's best judgment based on factors currently known. However, these statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the successful development and market acceptance of new product, the ability to sell the products into new and existing customers, the degree of competition in the market for such products, changing customer requirements, projected savings on capital expenditures and operational savings achieved through deployment of products by customers, and other risks detailed in our SEC filings, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006. Such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements included in this press release. We do not undertake any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Carrier Access, the Carrier Access logo, and Adit are trademarks of Carrier Access Corporation in the US. All other company or product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of the respective companies. Carrier Access reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products, solutions and/or related specifications referenced in this press release are not guaranteed.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Debra Layton
    Carrier Access
    303.218.5524
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