Almere, The Netherlands, 25 March, 2015 - Pacific Broadband Networks (PBN) announces that GIB-Solutions AG (subsequently named GIB) decided, after an intensive trial period, to roll out its 1 Gbps Internet access service using PBN’s FTTx solution. GIB is the owner of Flashcable, a well-known and successful ISP-Brand located near Zürich, Switzerland. GIB is offering Telecommunications and IT solutions for communities and enterprises in Switzerland. GIB also delivers high speed FTTx Internet, VOIP, and TV-Services to a rapidly increasing amount of subscribers in more then 17cities/communities in Switzerland. After the initial successful implementation of PBN’s AOCM6000 based FTTx solution in early 2014, GIB has decided to continue the expansion and upgrade their FTTx infrastructure with PBN. GIB uses fully redundant AOCM6000 L3 network switches and in its P2P/P2MP hybrid network structure. In conjunction with PBN’s CATV-Overlay components, GIB is able to offer full triple play service over fiber. The choice of GIB to implement the AOMC6000 in combination with the PM520 and CP121 CPEs also enables GIB to increase their subscriber bandwidth over their fiber networks in the near future very easily.
“GIB is very delighted with the FTTx product portfolio of PBN. It enables us to increase bandwidth in the access network significantly and introduces another layer of service stability. Because the AOCM supports both P2P and P2MP GEPON technology we are able to use a single headend switch for different network topologies” says Jan Huinink, CTO of GIB-Solutions AG. “Also, the personal and dedicated support we receive from PBN helps us to keep our operation running smooth and efficiently while connecting an average of 10 new cities a year” Jan Huinink continued “PBN has proven from the start of our upgrade projects to be a flexible and dedicated partner with the capability to adopt seamlessly to different situations and challenges” says Hans-Rudolf Schärer, CEO of GIB-Solutions AG and responsible for the ISP-Brand Flashcable.
“After supplying GIB with HFC optical transport equipment for over seven years, PBN is very happy that GIB decided to make the transition to a pure FTTH environment with PBN. With a total of 1000 FTTH subscribers already deployed, monitoring is a key aspect and this is the main focus of our NMSE software suite. Fully integrated into GIB’s home-grown provisioning system, we are supporting a smooth and rapid rollout for new and existing subscribers within the GIB network and beyond”, says Pieter Dhondt, Director of Sales for PBN.
Pacific Broadband Networks (PBN) is an experienced global technology company well known for offering advanced optical broadband products and solutions for the new wave of cross-media connectivity. High-quality transmission products provide both cable operators and telcos that offer cable services as well as voice and Internet services with the perfect solution for advanced HFC, RFoG, and FTTH applications.
PBN products have evolved from many years of R&D excellence. Over 35 million subscribers are served using PBN products deployed in hundreds of headend facilities globally.
GIB-Solutions AG was established in December 2001 and is located in Uitikon Waldegg, close to Zurich, Switzerland. The regional successfully anchored company has around 30 employees. GIB stands for Global Internet Business. But this includes not only fast and modern internet connections but also important communication services as radio/TV and telephony. This three fields are united in the product line Flashcable and represent the core business.
GIB-Solutions AG is not only an ISP and makes also signal processing and signal distribution. For this purpose we also operate two receiving terminals where all signals are processed central, before they are delivered over fiber to our partner networks or into our own networks.
Our modern and innovative communication services are reliable and very attractive in price/performance. To comply this requirements and to fulfil the demand of new communication services also in the future, we work with the most modern technology. This includes also FTTx for the signal distribution and to cover the increasing data volume with almost endless band width and capacity reserves.
In addition to ISP and the product line Flashcable, also IT sales and IT services as well as an own datacenter are important parts of GIB-Solutions AG daily business.