Enablence Technologies Inc.
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Enablence Technologies Inc.

May 08, 2009 13:55 ET

Delhi Telephone Company Selects Enablence as Exclusive Supplier for its Ftth Deployments

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - May 8, 2009) - Enablence Technologies Inc. ("Enablence" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ENA), a leading supplier of fiber to the home (FTTH) equipment for triple-play residential and business services and optical components and subsystems for access, metro and long haul markets, announced that the Delhi Telephone Company in Delhi, New York agreed to a purchase order valued at over $1M USD for equipment to facilitate its FTTH network deployment.

With a steady increase in demand for bandwidth and an aging copper plant, DTC needed to switch to a fiber-to-the-premise overbuild. After careful evaluation of multiple access vendors, DTC selected Enablence's Multi Media Aggregation Node (MAGNM) - an all Ethernet/IP network with active Point-to-Point fiber-to-the-premise, for all of its deployments.

"The partnership approach taken by Enablence's Systems Division, along with their reputation for customer support in the market, earned our confidence as an exclusive strategic supplier for Delhi's broadband, fiber-to-the-premise access network" explained Doug Edwards, General Manager of Delhi Telephone Company. "Enablence's MAGNM is clearly the leading platform in the market today, as it gives us a long term infrastructure that can change with our needs. For example, the ability to deliver either 100mbps or Gigabit to the premise on a per subscriber port basis with no performance penalty, is a key future-proofing aspect that enables our strategic business plan. Having 100mbps available per home has allowed our cable television affiliate to economically roll out high definition IPTV without compromising picture quality by bandwidth compression and rate shaping processing."

The current deployment using the MAGNM platform will serve 1100 homes; future phases are in the planning stages. DTC's penetration rate has been 75% in past deployments.

"The selection by Delhi Telephone Company of Enablence equipment for all of its deployments is an excellent example of how Enablence products are playing a key role in providing rural America with fiber-to-the-home services" said Arvind Chhatbar, Chief Executive Officer of Enablence.

About Delhi Telephone Company

The Delhi Telephone Company is a telecommunications service provider based in Delhi, New York. It has been dedicated to providing exceptional communications services to Delhi and the surrounding area since it was founded in 1897 with the goal of providing everyone with the opportunity to communicate with one another efficiently and economically through a well connected network. Over the years, the company has evolved from serving its original 124 subscribers with telephone networks to nearly 4,000 access lines covering voice, video and data.

About Enablence Technologies Inc.

Enablence Technologies Inc., (TSX VENTURE:ENA) a publicly traded company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, designs, manufactures and sells optical components, subsystems and systems to a global customer base.

Enablence's Systems Division has an expanding Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) product portfolio featuring a variety of architectural options. It enables services providers to evolve their access networks from traditional copper-based networks to advanced optical communications access networks that are based on state of the art IP and Ethernet standards, for triple play voice, video and data services including HDTV, IP Telephony and ultrafast internet access. The Division's network equipment has been implemented at over 420 services providers world-wide that serve over 4 million subscribers.

Enablence's Optical Components and Subsystems Division is a global leader in applying Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) technology to integrate multiple components into a single optical chip to reduce footprint and costs. Network and equipment designers around the world turn to Enablence for a variety of components and subsystems for access, metro and long-haul including transceivers, splitters, waveguides, optical channel monitors, multiplexers, ROADMs, switches, tunable dispersion compensators, and photodiodes. The Division serves over 120 system and subsystem developers and its products have been integrated in all major communications networks world-wide, serving tens of millions of subscribers.

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Contact Information

  • Enablence Technologies Inc.
    Arvind Chhatbar
    Chief Executive Officer
    613-270-7859
    www.enablence.com