Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom selects New Hampshire vendor for next generation broadband equipment

first_imgWaitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT) announced that it has selected Portsmouth, New Hampshire based Pannaway Technologies as its hardware vendor to deliver next-generation broadband services to its 21,000 subscribers. WCVT is deploying Pannaways award-winning IP Packet-based Service Convergence Network (SCNTM) products in 18 remote switching sites with 35 additional sites to follow. This will allow WCVT to upgrade its network with ADSL2+ technology that offers increased reliability and even faster Internet speeds to subscribers.Our goal is to build a broadband network that deploys easily and wont need to be continually upgraded to support emerging, high bandwidth services, said Bill Fogg, Network Planner, for Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom. Pannaways SCN has the scaleable bandwidth capacity and protocol flexibility that we will need to deliver unrivaled communications services to our rural subscribers over the next decade. Were confident that Pannaway is the best partner for us.WCVT will migrate its legacy ATM and TDM networks to a single system capable of supporting emerging broadband applications for decades to come. For this significant network upgrade, WCVT selected Pannaways Broadband Access Switch (BASTM) which is a highly scaleable IP-BLC (broadband loop carrier) that supports high-bandwidth voice, video and data services.About Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom:Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom is a family owned, independent telephone company serving over 20,000 customers in the Mad River and central Champlain Valley regions of Vermont. The company was incorporated on November 30, 1904, and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2004. Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom provides local and long distance telephone service, and high-speed Internet access. On the web at www.wcvt.com(link is external).About Pannaway TechnologiesPannaway provides customer-proven, IP-Ethernet and SIP-based broadband access solutions that enable telecommunications service providers to offer new Triple Play services to their rural subscribers. Using Pannaways Service Convergence Network (SCNTM) which consists of access, premise, transport and broadband management capabilities, telecom providers can easily transform their existing TDM and ATM networks to support emerging bandwidth intensive services for years to come. Pannaways patent-pending Primary Line VoIPSM is the first telco-grade VoIP solution to ensure E 911 Lifeline calling across multi-vendor product environments. The privately held company is headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and has been building innovative IP-Ethernet solutions and service/support programs to fit the specific needs of rural telecom providers since 2002.last_img read more

El Salvador’s Armed Forces Receive New Vehicles to Fight Violent Street Gangs

first_imgThe Águila and Trueno Commands, with 1,302 service members and 600 officers respectively, have the single mission of combating and eradicating gangs. “Soldiers participate in the ‘Safe House’ operations, in which they enter houses and search to ensure to that no one is hiding illegal weapons or drugs,” explained Patricia Elena Segovia, a university student living in a crowded condominium building in San Salvador’s historic center. “They have also removed gang members who were squatting in abandoned residences.” El Salvador’s Armed Forces (FAES) have received a new fleet of 47 pick-up trucks to respond rapidly to emergency calls from civilians reporting criminal attacks. The vehicles will be deployed on preventive operations, surveillance and deterrence patrols, and anti-gang missions. From January to December 2015, the Águila and Trueno Commands conducted thousands of security operations and detained 2,896 suspects. “The Armed Forces’ work is fundamental to building a society of peaceful coexistence,” President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, FAES’ Commander in Chief, said during the ceremony delivering the vehicles on November 24th. “Service members have assumed the responsibility and commitment to the mission of supporting security efforts to protect Salvadoran families. This has earned the population’s trust.” “We feel peaceful having the Soldiers nearby in our communities and near our homes. We know that if we ask them for help, they will come without fear,” said Julio Aníbal Vega, a 53-year-old carpenter and resident of the town of Ilopango. “I believe the gangs will think twice when they see the Armed Forces are in the area, and we hope [the FAES] doesn’t leave.” The FAES has been cooperating with the National Civil Police (PNC) to dismantle Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 (M-18) – two of the country’s violent street gangs – since June 2014. “The effectiveness of units committed to supporting public security will be substantially improved thanks to this fleet of vehicles. We are grateful for the support given to us and promise to continue working to bring security and tranquility to Salvadorans,” said Minister of Defense David Munguía Payés. The Zeus Command has 2,821 service members deployed in 42 high-crime zones. This command is divided into nine Task Forces whose primary activities are searching persons and vehicles, conducting patrols, and arresting criminals. The procurement of the new fleet is part of a budget addition of US$13 million that was allocated for national defense and approved by the Legislative Assembly in Decree No. 44 on July 9, 2015. The FAES organizes its security operations through the “Nuevo Amanecer” [A New Dawn] campaign and are entrusted to the special commands “Zeus,” “Sumpul,” “San Carlos,” “Águila,” and “Trueno.” “We have been supplying the transportation needs of the Armed Forces Logistics Bureau, but these vehicles will let us increase our response capacity and improve the mobility of our Troops in serving citizens,” said 1st Lieutenant René Benítez, Commanding Officer of the Sumpul Command. FAES fights gangs in high-crime zones In 2015, the Sumpul Command seized 521 firearms; 29,681 units of drugs; 193 head of smuggled livestock; 24,512 items of smuggled clothing; and US$22,220 in cash. Commands work to dismantle violent gangs “Without a doubt, our institutions’ security mission is extremely important and vital for the comprehensive development of our country,” President Sánchez Cerén said at the end of his speech. “The mission therefore requires that we expand their technical and human capabilities to fight crime effectively.” My regards to you, success and keep moving forward so cool to be a police By Dialogo January 19, 2016 In 2015, the Zeus Command captured 5,815 suspects, seized 591 firearms, confiscated 103,651 units of drugs and US$29,629 in cash. The Sumpul Command, which has more than 1,000 Troops, is responsible for combating the smuggling of drugs, weapons, livestock, stolen vehicles, grain, clothing, cigarettes, and liquor along the 375-kilometer Salvadoran land border. last_img read more