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Tellabs and Agile Networks transform wireless broadband across the state of Ohio

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Tellabs and Agile Networks transform wireless broadband across the state of Ohio08:00 EDT Thursday, June 07, 2012Tellabs® 8600 System increases communication reliability for first responders in OhioNAPERVILLE, Ill., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When you call 911 in an emergency, first responders need communication networks that quickly and reliably deliver critical information. That's why Tellabs and Agile Networks teamed up to build a state-of-the-art broadband infrastructure that supports emergency and other vital communication services in the state of Ohio. The wireless broadband network will provide the state and its municipalities with high-speed broadband coverage. In addition to emergency services, the network will enable innovations such as video monitoring and surveillance and smart grid management. It will also deliver wireless high-speed Internet services to more than 3 million residences and businesses, including many currently underserved rural locations. The key benefits of the new network include:a)    improved reliability to ensure high-quality communication channelsb)    low latency to limit the delay of information delivery, especially in emergency situationsc)    crucial redundancy to provide back-up communication channels in case of interruptionsd)    efficient cost-savings due to the elimination of leased T1 lines to help taxpayers save money."The reliability, reach and capacity of this network will provide a high-speed backbone for economic development and innovation, such as smart fields for oil and gas monitoring," said Dan Kelly, executive vice president, global products at Tellabs. "The network will help Ohio maintain its existing services while adding new offerings such as IP VPN and MPLS."The network, a combination of microwave and fiber-optics links, uses the Tellabs 8600 System to build new capabilities and add new services, including:the Tellabs® 8660 Edge Switch  the Tellabs® 8611 Access Switch the Tellabs® 8609 Access Switch. The Tellabs® 8000 Intelligent Network Manager will help simplify provisioning of the network while bringing more visibility into network performance. Tellabs Professional Services, through collaboration with Agile Networks, will develop the network architecture, deliver detailed design packages, and integrate the components of the solution. "Ohio will have the first network of its kind to provide metropolitan infrastructure to micropolitan communities," said Kyle Quillen, CTO at Agile Networks. "The network will position Ohio as a leader in a state-wide broadband infrastructure, leveling a playing field for many communities that currently do not have reliable broadband services."ResourcesTo learn more about the project:Attend the TIA 2012 Breakfast Briefing:  Connecting Communities Read Agile Networks news release See network infographic About Tellabs ? Tellabs innovations advance smart networks to help our customers succeed. That's why 80% of the top global communications service providers choose our mobile, optical, business and services solutions. We help them get ahead by adding revenue, reducing expenses and optimizing networks.Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index, the S&P MidCap 400 Index and several corporate responsibility indexes including the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, FTSE4Good and eight FTSE KLD indexes. www.tellabs.comAbout Agile Networks -? Agile Networks is a telecommunications services company headquartered in Canton, Ohio. They are committed to economic development through innovations in technology and telecommunications service. To learn more about Agile Networks, visit Tellabs® and Tellabs logo are trademarks of Tellabs or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Any other company or product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.SOURCE TellabsFor further information: Tellabs Media Contact, Marta Kwiatek, +1-630-798-2524,, or Agile Media Contact, WRL Advertising, Holly Mueller, +1-330-493-8866,, or Tellabs Investor Contact, Tom Scottino, +1-630-798-3602,