CP-TEL Expands Services Across North Central Louisiana Using Champion ONE Optical Transceivers

CP-TEL Expands Services Across North Central Louisiana Using Champion ONE Optical Transceivers

GPON Transceivers Enable FTTx Services While Minimizing Downtime

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – June 27, 2017— Champion ONE, the Champion of Open Networking® and leading supplier of optical transceivers, has partnered with CP-TEL enabling them to deploy cost effective FTTx services to their customers.

With increasing demand for new fiber-to-the-premises services across several parishes in North Central Louisiana, CP-TEL was faced with the challenge of turning up new services quickly. However, optical transceivers from their legacy provider were prohibitively expensive. CP-TEL needed a partner that was able to supply them with a cost-effective solution.

Champion ONE had previously helped CP-TEL double their fiber utilization by providing 10Gbps single fiber (bi-directional) SFP+ transceivers for their backhaul traffic, so they knew they could trust Champion ONE optics to be compatible with their OEM equipment. For their new deployment, Champion ONE was able to provide in-stock high-performance SFP GPON OLT optics at a fraction of the cost. Due to the substantial cost reduction CP-TEL was not only able to turn up new FTTx services quickly, but could also keep many additional optics as spares to reduce future downtime.

In addition to the cost-effective optics, CP-Tel employees lauded Champion ONE’s stellar customer service and support. “Champion ONE has always been very responsive to our needs and are quick to help in any way that they can,” said Michael Cheatwood, the network operations manager in charge of the initiative.

“We are proud of our strong customer relationships with exceptional service providers like CP-TEL,” said Champion ONE CEO John Jutila. “Their focus on serving their customers and community sets a great example for the industry. They are leading the way with fiber to the premises services of up to 1G per second with no data sharing or throttling.”

About Champion ONE

Champion ONE is a global supplier of standards-based, carrier-grade network solutions for clients in the service provider, enterprise, healthcare, education and government sectors. The company’s transceivers, optical filters and optical systems are optimized for use with the industry’s leading OEM platforms. For additional information about Champion ONE, call 800-860-7466.

About CP-TEL

CP-Tel has served the communication needs of rural residents and businesses in Louisiana’s Natchitoches, Sabine, and DeSoto Parishes since 1933. CP-TEL offers the latest in high-speed Internet, full-featured digital television, and telephone services, all delivered with courteous, professional service. For more information, visit http://www.cp-tel.com.

Media Relations Contact
Keith Lewis
Champion ONE
+1 216.831.1800

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