Allied Telesis Intelligent Multiservice Access Platform 9810 Accepted to USDA Rural Development Program for Broadband Services

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USDA Rural Utility Service Acceptance Enables ILEC's to Purchase iMAP 9810 with Federal Broadband Stimulus Funds and Accelerate Deployment of Broadband Services Critical for Community Growth

Allied Telesis, Inc., a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of converged multi-play networks, announced today that the Allied Telesis Intelligent Multiservice Access Platform (iMAP) 9810 Chassis ( ) has been accepted onto the list of materials for use in telecommunications networks deployed by USDA Rural Development participants using loans, contracts, and broadband stimulus grants under the Rural Utility Service (RUS) program. The iMAP 9810 has successfully completed several customer field trials as part of the Allied Telesis release process, and is now generally available for immediate orders.

This listing allows incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECS) to utilize loans and grants provided by RUS to deploy broadband services, particularly in rural development areas throughout the United States. Applicants looking to secure funds from the RUS-managed Broadband Infrastructure Program (BIP) are encouraged, though not required, to utilize this list of materials to streamline the vendor selection process.

The iMAP 9810 platform provides high-bandwidth, multi-play services over fiber and middle-mile fiber transport, meeting key elements of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) National Broadband Plan for universal broadband communication services. As affirmed by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski in the FCC plan, these elements are critical for local economic growth and competitiveness. “The iMAP 9810’s high-speed throughput will suit our network requirements for fiber–to-the-home in an extremely effective, efficient manner,” said Tim Bollander, director, Network Operations, CT Communications, one of the trial participants.

“The iMAP 9810’s listing on the USDA Rural Development RUS List of Materials will accelerate the rapid deployment of high-speed broadband by ILECS in rural communities,” said Christopher Cotter, director, Product Management, Allied Telesis, Inc. “The iMAP 9810’s ability to support both fiber and copper services, combined with its high-speed transport and aggregation abilities, offer added value to network service providers seeking to expand unified communications over broadband operations efficiently with a complete and integrated solution for their access network.”

The iMAP 9810 is an IP/Ethernet networking solution supporting IP services simultaneously over copper and fiber infrastructures, easing the transition from traditional copper wiring to next-generation fiber-optic cabling. The chassis incorporates multi-service, carrier-grade performance with high-capacity switching, optical aggregation, and transport capabilities for Fiber-to-the-Home/Premise/Node (FTTx) services and advanced Triple-Play (voice, video, data) applications. Designed for ultra-high bandwidth services with wire-speed to every slot, it is an ideal platform for broadband services over Active Ethernet, EPON, or VDSL2. The iMAP 9810 is supported by AlliedView™ NMS, a unified management platform for all Allied Telesis switches, iMAP, and iMG product lines.

“Businesses, educational institutes, and healthcare providers all create jobs and make substantial contributions to local economies,” Cotter added. “A crucial factor in attracting organizations like these to rural communities is being able to offer the high-speed, smart grid, broadband infrastructure necessary for their operations in today’s business world. It will become even more valuable as service providers begin the next phase of FTTx deployment delivering a Gigabit of data speed to every premise.”

About Allied Telesis
For more than 20 years, Allied Telesis has been a leading provider of networking infrastructure. Today the Company enables delivery of data, voice, and video services to a variety of clients globally. Allied Telesis is committed to innovating the way in which services and applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and lower operating costs. Visit us online at: .

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