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July 20, 2011
Brazoria Deploys Positronís Ethernet/ DS3 Solution to Deliver Mobile Backhaul to North Americaís Biggest Tier 1 Wireless Provider

Newport Beach, CALIFORNIA, July 20, 2011 - Positron Access, the leading global supplier of Carrier Ethernet over bonded copper solutions for mobile backhaul, announced today that Brazoria, an independent operating company based in Texas, has deployed Positron’s Aktino Flexstream solution to offer 45 Mbps, scalable to 100 Mbps, services to North America’s biggest Tier 1 wireless provider. Brazoria required a solution that provided a full DS3 or 45 Mbps of bandwidth that could seamlessly scale to 100 Mbps on the same equipment. Positron’s AK355 is the ideal solution for Brazoria because of its industry leading single span performance and unique ability to provide remote auxiliary powering.

Using Positron’s AK355 product, Brazoria was able to significantly increase their bandwidth without trenching fiber. “Positron’s Aktino Flexstream product line has the correct mix of performance and features to make it the only viable solution to provide wireless backhaul services to our Tier 1 customers,” said Jason Thomas, Brazoria Engineering. “At one of our sites, we were able to triple our capacity per pair. At this site, we had 16 pairs and were limited to eight T1s. With Positron’s AK355 Flexstream solution we are now serving 24 T1s on 16 pairs to a Tier 1 wireless carrier. We can now extend the service from 45 Mbps to 100 Mbps with the same solution.”

“Using the Aktino line powering option was an added benefit because we were able to remotely power an M13 Mux and save over $60,000 dollars in expenses required for the external power cabinet for the M13 Mux at a cell site,” said Thomas. “Using copper is a win-win situation for both Brazoria and our customers. We can lower our cost for providing services and pass on the savings to our customers.”

Positron’s AK355 Flexstream product is also capable of providing MEF certified business Ethernet service on the same hardware. Therefore if necessary, Brazoria can switch from delivering DS3 services to providing 100 Mbps Ethernet service on the same hardware with no installation or removal costs.

“Brazoria is truly an innovative company that is creatively extracting the full potential of their existing copper assets while providing wireless backhaul capacity over copper for the next generation of wireless technologies,” said Hossam Salib, VP of Product Management and Marketing for Positron Access. “Our product’s industry leading performance coupled with its unique ability to provide power to external devices makes it the ideal solution to provide Mobile Backhaul service to Tier 1 wireless carriers.”

About Brazoria
As one of the earliest telephone companies in Texas, Brazoria Telephone Company represents a significant portion of not only the history of the Independent telephone industry, but also the history of the State. Located within the "Cradle of Texas", the company was purchased by Charles Hendrix and his wife Beulah 1946. As Brazoria Telephone Company improves and expands upon the services that are available now and in the future, rest assured that the customer and the service and assistance that we provide for them, are now, and always will be the primary focus.

About Positron Access Solutions
Founded in 1970, Positron, a member of the Metro Ethernet Forum, develops and manufactures telecommunications equipment including Aktino carrier-class bonded copper solutions and fiber optic transmission equipment for SONET/SDH and packet-based carrier networks for applications including Mobile Backhaul, Metro Ethernet Networks, Core transport networks, access and edge aggregation, and triple-play backhaul. The Converged Access portfolio includes the pseudowire based AEX-50/100 for the edge of access and metro networks. Positron's global footprint extends from the United States and Canada through Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia and the South Pacific.

For more information, please contact:
Mireille Alvo
Marketing Specialist
Tel: (514) 345-2220 x2906

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Brazoria Deploys Positron’s Ethernet/DS3 Solution to Deliver
Mobile Backhaul to North America’s Biggest Tier 1 Wireless Provider

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