InnerCity FiberNet, LLC Launches Gigabit Ethernet Services with SOLiD Technologies

Provider now able to offer GbE services to multiple clients using one strand of fiber.

ROSEBURG, Ore., Aug. 9, 2011 -- InnerCity FiberNet, LLC (ICFN), a Dallas-based Competitive Access Provider (CAP), has selected the MediaC-1600 fiber access network solution from SOLiD Technologies to maximize its fiber network to deploy Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services, light up customer sites faster and support multiple network configurations.

The SOLiD Technologies MediaC-1600 enables ICFN to do more with its fiber plant by providing 16 independent channels of traffic over a single strand of fiber, eliminating the expense to upgrade or build out additional network. The SOLiD Technologies fiber access solution also helps the ICFN quickly and easily turn up customer sites thanks to accessible front-side fiber connectors, provisioning-free plug and play configuration, and tunable laser technology that automatically attenuates for distance. The same system allows ICFN to provide service in multiple network configurations, including Point to Point GbE, Point to Multipoint GbE and Point to Multi Drop services up to 60Km.
The SOLiD Technologies MediaC-1600 fiber access solution offers both cost and time-to-market advantage, according to Greg Stilwell, Managing Partner at InnerCity FiberNet, LLC. "We were looking for a technology which would allow us to be able to provide our customers GbE services into the client's building, or Multiple GbE services to multiple clients on our fiber ring without stranding significant amounts of our fiber or forcing us to build additional fiber network."
Stilwell added, "We chose SOLiD Technologies because of the ease of deploying their equipment. The MediaC-1600 is truly plug and play with no changes to the plant required and no need for manual attenuation to vary distances. Our install took minutes not days; training program for my engineering staff took a little over an hour; and SOLiD's tunable laser had each end point synchronized up within a couple of minutes without sending a tech to each of the customer's sites."
Stilwell says he will now be able to turn up a customer in one of ICFN's buildings in hours not weeks.
SOLiD Technologies is rapidly finding a receptive audience for its optical network solutions among CLECs, ILECs and CAMs. "The Media C-1600 is well suited for customers such as InnerCity FiberNet, LLC," said Saeed Anwar, VP of Business Development for SOLiD Technologies. "Our fiber technology continues to prove its versatility as it is able to meet our customers' demands in metro environments. Our customers are impressed by the uniqueness and simplicity of this solution."
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About InnerCity FiberNet
InnerCity FiberNet, LLC (ICFN), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a registered Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) in the State of Texas. ICFN is a Competitive Access Provider (CAP) as well as a regional bandwidth service provider. ICFN delivers cutting edge, scalable, flexible and reliable bandwidth solutions to Carriers and Enterprise customers throughout the Metro Dallas area. Supporting today's bandwidth-intensive demands on its wholly owned, fiber-optic network, ICFN offers its customers limitless strategic access to virtually any key market, national or international connections. Besides offering dark fiber leases and IRU's (Indefeasible-Right-to-Use), ICFN also provides lit services via fully protected Ethernet (10/100/GigE). ICFN's world-class Internet Access Services offer Tier-One backbone connectivity with Service Level Agreements (SLAs) offering 99.999% up time, insuring the finest service available.
About SOLiD Technologies
Founded in 1998, SOLiD Technologies is a global leader in distributed RF and optical networking solutions. SOLiD Technologies USA serves the U.S. from a HQ office in Roseburg, Oregon with warehouse facilities in Livermore, California. SOLiD's in-building wireless solutions deliver commercial cellular, public safety communications, and 2-Way radio with a best-in-class single fiber architecture. SOLiD's optical solutions, including the MediaC-1600, enable service providers to multiplex 16 channels of Gigabit Ethernet, SONET, GE-PON, GPON and CPRI (common public radio interface) over a single core fiber in tree and branch, chain or ring topology. SOLiD's MDU solution, the SOLiDPON, enables triple play services for tenants with IPTV and bandwidth scalability from 10Mbps to full Gigabit service. For further information, please email or call 888-409-9997.
Media Contact:
Saeed Anwar, VP Business Development, Optical Networks