has selected Comtrend's
NexusLink as the ADSL2+ solution of choice for a new video services rollout over its copper-based network. SureWest's new IP video service is being marketed as Advanced Digital TV powered by Microsoft Mediaroom, and is available over both its existing fiber-to-the-home and copper networks.
Comtrend's NexusLink bonded ADSL2+ gateway gives SureWest an alternative to fiber for customers on its copper network by utilizing existing copper telephone lines at speeds capable of supporting simultaneous streams of HDTV, voice and data. NexusLink extends the capability of basic ADSL by doubling the number of downstream bits through combining two copper pairs as a single connection. At 1/20 the cost of fiber deployment, ADSL2+ has the ability to deliver high speed services at long distances from a Central Office.
NexusLink provides a single box solution to support Triple Play architectures and doubles the bandwidth performance of traditional ADSL2+ devices. As a fully functional residential gateway, the NexusLink has full routing capabilities including traffic management and TR-069 capability. Comtrend was a pioneer and first to market with Bonded ADSL2+ CPE products in 2005.
The Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and multimedia software platform empowers SureWest to deliver a superior entertainment experience to a customer's home over a flexible and scalable platform delivering world-class IPTV service.