Oxford Networks Continues Telecommunications Infrastructure Investments
In August of 2010, Oxford Networks completed a project to bring a new CLASS 5 softswitch on-line in the company’s Bangor Central Office on Summer St. This switch addition in the northern part of the CLEC footprint provides additional capacity as the company continues to grow, but equally important, is the diversity options that this new switch provides for designing highly reliable and diverse voice service configurations for customers. This new softswitch has also provided the opportunity to optimize long distance, toll free trunking and SS7 configurations for customers.
Currently underway is a project to upgrade the company’s IP network in its Norway Central office to a Cisco 7606 router that will become one of the core MPLS routers in our IP network serving Norway and other portions of our western Maine footprint. This project is slated to be completed by end of Q1, 2011. This project also includes increasing the link capacity from Norway to other portions of our network.
A new Calix C7 shelf is set to be installed in the company’s Bangor Central Office by the end of 2010. The C7 is the primary access platform used to provide voice, Internet and WAN services to customers over the company’s fiber distribution networks throughout the state. This new C7 shelf will allow 10Gbps uplinks to the core network while also increasing the capacity and reliability of our service infrastructure in the Bangor/Brewer area.
While many of these investments are “behind the scenes” they are critical to the reliable, robust telecommunications services Oxford Networks customers have come to rely on. Oxford Networks is committed to leading the way in telecommunications innovation and service in Maine and New England and its core of innovative, professional engineers is making that possible.