Pineland Cooperative Upgrades Network with Ribbon IP Optical

Ribbon Communications Inc., a provider of real time communications software and IP Optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors, announced Pineland Telephone Cooperative, a provider of telecommunications services to residential and business customers in South Georgia, has selected its IP Optical network solutions to upgrade its communications network.

Ribbon’s Apollo and Neptune solutions allow Pineland to expand its network capacity to meet current and future growth demands.

“We were in need of a solution that would allow us to seamlessly expand our core network capacity to accommodate our growing customer base,” said Dustin Durden, General Manager, Pineland. “Ribbon is a trusted partner with whom we have a very long history. Their expanded portfolio of IP Optical and transport solutions are a great technology fit for our rapidly growing network. They will allow us to future-proof our network and enhance our ability to deliver our customers uninterrupted gigabit-enabled internet speeds and other state-of-the-art communications capabilities.”

Pineland already has key solutions from Ribbon’s Cloud & Edge portfolio in its network. The addition of Ribbon’s IP Optical network solutions to overlay the  existing infrastructure allows Pineland to enhance its communications offerings, said Ribbon EVP Sales, Americas Region Bruny.

Ribbon’s Apollo optical transport and switching platforms allow its customers to optimize network traffic, enhance layer 1 security and lower the cost per bit. The Neptune family of products provide service providers with next-generation IP transport technology, while delivering best-in-class data rates and improved network operations.

The Apollo and Neptune solutions are supported by Ribbon’s advanced network management system, which provides unified, multi-layer, end-to-end network management through an intuitive user interface.