SOURCE: TXP Corporation

June 14, 2007 07:00 ET

TXP Reinvents OSP Cabinet Revitalization

RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwire - June 14, 2007) - TXP Corporation (OTCBB: TXPO), an Original Design Manufacturer of engineered OSP cabinet retrofit solutions for the telecommunications industry, announces its 500th cabinet upgrade.

New customers for TXP's retrofit solutions now include two of the top seven U.S. carriers and three of the industry's most prominent access system providers, proving that most U.S. ILECs still struggle with cabinet upgrades.

For more than 15 years, the trend in access network deployments has moved further from the CO, pushing out into the suburbs and rural communities through the use of outside plant cabinets. With most early-generation equipment at or near obsolescence, carriers are devoting thousands of hours in research towards the selection of their next-generation service delivery platforms. But while the original electronics may have passed their prime, the cabinets in which they reside have many years of serviceable life left; and with the cost of new site work easily outstripping the replacement electronics, carriers have long searched for ways to leverage their existing OSP investment.

TXP's retrofit solutions provide a paradigm shift in OSP network planning. While traditional thinking espouses a rip-and-replace mentality, TXP is the first to provide fully engineered solutions for cabinets that are already in place.

Industry Analyst Kermit Ross of Millennium Marketing observes that "U.S. telcos have over 250,000 cabinets in their access networks, most filled with aging TDM-technology DLCs designed for POTS. The transformation to packet technology and broadband services will compel the replacement of these DLCs during the next few years. Site preparation and OSP works can triple the cost of equipment replacement, so telcos are looking for ways to reuse as much of their existing OSP as possible. TXP is the first company to step up to this problem with a comprehensive set of engineered retrofit solutions for outside plant cabinets."

Ross adds, "Retrofitting a site can save upwards of 65 percent of the cost when compared with replacing the cabinet. A well-planned and well-engineered cabinet retrofit program will save tens of thousands of dollars per site, and cut millions off the costs of a telco's access network upgrade program."

Until now, most attempts to reuse existing OSP revolved around ad hoc field installations resulting in undocumented, untested solutions that varied greatly from site to site. TXP's approach is to fully engineer a package to telco standards, proving cabinet thermals to GR-487 standards, and designing kits for specific cabinet and access system combinations. This approach yields consistency across the entire network, provides full documentation from feasibility to installation, and most importantly provides a known solution to which carriers can build standard maintenance practices. In further support of the carriers, TXP warranties its kits for three years.

TXP's retrofit kits cover cabinets of all makes and sizes, providing power, cooling, mounting, and cabling solutions for OSP cabinets deployed by carriers ranging from IOCs to RBOCs.

About TXP

TXP Corporation is an Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) for the telecommunications industry. Based in Richardson, Texas, TXP has three primary business units: TXP-Texas Prototypes, TXP-Retrofit Solutions, and TXP-ONT Solutions. TXP-Texas Prototypes provides pre-manufacturing services for the electronics industry that help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) bring products to market both faster and more cost effectively. TXP-Retrofit Solutions provides custom engineering kits to enable ILECs (Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers) to upgrade their local access service delivery infrastructure at minimum cost and time. TXP's retrofit kits enable a wide range of next generation telecom platforms to easily fit into the variety of remote cabinets that have been broadly deployed by ILECs over the last 30 years. TXP-ONT Solutions comprises the former Siemens' Optical Network Terminal (ONT) development team hired in late 2006. This group develops and markets via an ODM model the iPhotonics family of ONT products to both OEMs and ILECs to be private-label branded. The ONT technology terminates the passive optical network at the home or business location, and enables integrated voice, video and high-speed internet access.

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    Eric Miscoll
    TXP Corporation
    (214) 575-9300

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    Crescendo Communications
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