November 26, 2004
Telco Systems announced a distribution agreement with Phillips Communications & Equipment Company to deliver carrier-class copper and fiber-based transport and access equipment to the ILEC market.
Telco Systems, Inc is securing an early position in the move by ILECs (Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers) to deliver fiber services directly to end user customers by signing an agreement with Phillips Communications & Equipment Co, which will distribute Telco Systems’ end-to-end active Ethernet FTTx (Fiber-To-The-Home/Curb/Business) family of carrier-class IP aggregation and core routing switching platforms and VoIP media gateways nationwide.
Phillips will be offering Telco Systems’ VoIP, fiber-to-the-home/business and multi-service solutions, comprising its Access211 and 201, EdgeGate CPE and IP Switch platforms for VoIP and FTTx; as well as its multi-service EdgeLink OTM1000, EdgeLink Hub, and EdgeLink100 family of products which provide DS1, DS3, and Ethernet service delivery.
The Telco Systems FTTx end-to-end solution enables a service provider to connect end-users over fiber from their home or office throughout a community, metro area, campus environment, multi-dwelling unit or multi-tenant unit to an IP backbone and deliver VoIP Internet voice service, video, data and broadband Internet access. The company’s Access211 and Access 201 VoIP gateway connects to either a DSL or cable modem to enable service providers to offer VoIP service over a high-speed Internet connection.
Phillips Communications & Equipment Co was established in 1979 to decommission central offices and to restore and resell the equipment, but has since transitioned to become a distributor of new, and used central office and transmission equipment to the ILECs.
Telco Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (London stock exchange ticker symbol: BVC) focuses on integrating transport, access, and packet technologies onto carrier-class IP packet-based platforms, such as high-capacity, self-routing switches with extensive QoS (Quality of Service).