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LEACO Taps Exalt Microwave Systems to Migrate to All IP Communications Infrastructure
April 16, 2012
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor
Exalt (News - Alert) provides next-generation microwave backhaul systems that help mobile operators, service providers, government agencies, and enterprises solve the network bottlenecks associated with migrating from Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) to IP communications networks.
Recently the company announced that LEACO, a rural telecommunications and high-speed Internet provider serving southeastern New Mexico, has deployed Exalt’s microwave backhaul systems in an effort to upgrade its infrastructure to support a transition to an all IP communications network.
"We selected Exalt as our microwave technology partner not just because of the technological advantages, but also because Exalt is committed to our business," said LEACO's Vice President of Technology and Operations Eldon Prax in a statement.
"Being 'Exalt-powered' really means something to a smaller provider like LEACO,” Prax added. “At our size and in a highly competitive market, we require networking solutions and a technology partner that can meet our ever-changing requirements. Exalt's highly flexible platform provides the features and agility we require to differentiate our offerings and compete head-to-head with national providers."
Operating since 1954, LEACO provides wired and wireless telecommunications and high-speed Internet services to a population of nearly 175,000 people across an area of 10,000 square miles. The company offers wireless cellular, WiFi (News - Alert), paging, local and long distance telephone services, wired dial-up, DSL, and high-speed Internet services via a fiber optic ring.
As part of this project, LEACO deployed Exalt EX-Series 5 and 6 GHz, and ExploreAir 11 GHz microwave systems. To meet the evolving needs of its customer base, LEACO required a highly flexible system with native support for both Ethernet and TDM to simplify the transition to an all-IP network.
"The requirements necessary not only to compete, but to transform and thrive in the telecommunications industry, have changed significantly since LEACO was founded almost 60 years ago," said Amir Zoufonoun (News - Alert), president and CEO of Exalt Communications, in a statement.
"Unlike many other independent telcos who have disappeared or are struggling to survive, LEACO has made critical investments in technology - Exalt systems among them - that enable the company's continued growth and success,” Zoufonoun added. “With Exalt, LEACO has the options, performance, capacity, and flexibility needed to evolve its network to IP cost-effectively and on its schedule."
In a related industry development Los Angeles based IP communications provider AireSpring (News - Alert) announced it has significantly expanded its support of multi-location enterprise customers with a customer provided bandwidth offering called Bring Your Own Bandwidth (BYOB).
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin
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