OneEighty Networks, a competitive local exchange carrier for telephone and network services in the Pacific Northwest, will use solutions from Hatteras Networks to upgrade its network.

The deal is the latest in a series of contracts Hatteras has won in the past two months.

Hatteras works with telephone service providers in several countries to provide advanced solutions, such as dedicated Internet access, virtual private networks and voice over Internet protocol capabilities, over existing network infrastructure. Hatteras gear and technology enables service at Ethernet broadband speeds.

“As a facilities-based provider, we own most of the network facilities that we provide service over. This gives us more control over the quality of the products and services we provide to our customers,” said Terry Sticka, chief operating officer at OneEighty Networks. “Hatteras Networks’ Mid-Band Ethernet solutions enable us to deliver a comprehensive and feature-rich set of Ethernet service offerings over our existing copper infrastructure.”

The network already offers Ethernet services in the state of Washington and plans to extend the capabilities to Idaho.

“We’re seeing a significant surge in Mid-Band Ethernet service launches by carriers around the world,” said Kevin Sheehan, Hatteras Networks’ chief executive officer. “OneEighty Networks is a great example of a facilities-based competitive provider that’s differentiating its service offering by accelerating the availability of Ethernet services to its target markets.”