Press Releases

May 21, 2012

NebraskaLink selects Telco Systems to build new Ethernet network in the State of Nebraska

Stimulus money used to extend Metro Ethernet services across the State of Nebraska using Telco Systems solutions for carrier-grade assured network services

MANSFIELD, MA– May 21 2012 - Telco Systems, a BATM company (LSE: BVC) and developer of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 compliant multi-service and MPLS solutions, announced today that NebraskaLink, a consortium of seven Nebraska telephone companies, has chosen Telco Systems’ carrier Ethernet end-to-end solution for its state of the art Nebraska-wide fiber optic network. The new broadband Ethernet network will serve community institutions, businesses, mobile operator and other service providers across the state.

The National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) granted NebraskaLink with $11.5 million which together with $5 million from their members used to build a state-wide fiber network. The company extends its network to serve community anchor institutions including over 100 schools, colleges, and universities across the state. In addition, the new fiber optic network will serve hospitals, medical clinics, public safety services, city, county governments, and key businesses and industries in Nebraska. NebraskaLink provides high-end broadband Ethernet based services to meet the increasing broadband access needs and provide competitive carrier options to its customers.

NebraskaLink uses Telco Systems T-Marc demarcation line and T-Metro aggregation switches to offer up to 1 gigabit to mobile operator’s backhaul, business and educational institutions combined with multi 10 gigabit Ethernet (10GE) network to deliver assured, reliable, high availability Ethernet services and backbone throughout the state.

"We know our customers and their needs, and Telco Systems’ solution enables us to maintain our reputation of providing rock-solid, highly reliable end-to-end services. Telco Systems' products ability to test the services we offer and assure their SLA’s, were the key to our offering" said NebraskLink’s CEO Mr. Paul Ludwick. "Telco Systems’ cost-effective solutions encompass a broad portfolio of products that fit the special needs of each of our customers. Our partnership with Telco Systems helps make it possible for NebraskaLink to provide Ethernet services to our customers at the highest service levels available in the industry."

"Our MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) compliant Metro Ethernet solution enables NebraskaLink to offer a service-centric network with new levels of capacity, scalability and reliability while ensuring cost-efficiency and competitiveness with other providers in the state" says Reini Florin, VP sales USA and Canada for Telco Systems. "Using our solution NebraskaLink can offer new broadband business and wholesale services to address their customers’ growing needs for cost effective, fiber based high speed connectivity across the entire State of Nebraska".

About Telco Systems
Telco Systems provides a diverse product family of robust Carrier Ethernet and MPLS-based demarcation and aggregation solutions enabling service providers to create an intelligent end-to-end service assured Ethernet/MPLS network. The company’s solutions enable carriers to differentiate their services, address new revenue-generating opportunities, and transform the user experience while lowering overall operating expenses. Using a powerful service management system such as the EdgeGenie, eases customer network planning and activation to reduce OPEX and deliver cost effective TCO.
Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (London stock exchange ticker LSE:BVC). For more information, please visit Telco Systems' web site at .

Irit Gillath
Telco Systems
Zonic Group
Kate Innes
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