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Triangle Communications Upgrades and Expands Broadband Network with Ribbon’s IP Wave Solutions

May 19, 2023
Update modernizes broadband network to deliver increased capacity and faster internet speeds across Montana

Plano, TX – May 15, 2023 – Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of real time communications technology and IP optical networking solutions to many of the world’s largest service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure operators to modernize and protect their networks, today announced that Triangle Communications, a regional provider of high-quality communications services to customers in Montana, has upgraded its network with Ribbon’s IP Optical solutions.

“Reliable internet connection is essential for today’s business operations and everyday life, which is why we’re committed to providing our customers with the best possible service,” said Frank Munson, Network Engineering Manager, Triangle Communications. “As a long-time Ribbon customer, we have first-hand knowledge of the unparalleled expertise they provide in modernizing networks that enable connected and productive businesses and households. Selecting Ribbon to spearhead our network upgrade was an easy decision to make as we prepare for significant growth in broadband usage.”

Leveraging Ribbon’s NPT IP Routing and Apollo Optical Transport solutions, Triangle Communications upgraded outdated legacy transport and packet equipment to dramatically increase the capacity of its broadband network, which stretches 24,000 square miles from Chester to Malta and from the Canadian border to the Wyoming border. By modernizing its network, Triangle Communications is now able to deliver faster internet speeds to residential and business customers.

“We’re incredibly proud of our long-term partnership with Triangle Communications and are pleased to continue working with them to modernize their network,” said Elizabeth Page, Senior Sales Director, Rural Markets, Ribbon. “As broadband usage continues to grow nationwide, our IP and Optical Services Platform provides fully programmable high-capacity routing and tailored optical networking solutions to fit the business needs of each service provider.”

About Ribbon

Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers communications software, IP and optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors globally. We engage deeply with our customers, helping them modernize their networks for improved competitive positioning and business outcomes in today’s smart, always-on and data-hungry world. Our innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio delivers unparalleled scale, performance, and agility, including core to edge software-centric solutions, cloud-native offers, leading-edge security and analytics tools, along with IP and optical networking solutions for 5G. We maintain a keen focus on our commitments to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters, offering an annual Sustainability Report to our stakeholders. To learn more about Ribbon, please visit

About Triangle Communications

Triangle Telephone Cooperative (TTC) is a company owned by its members. The cooperative was incorporated on March 24, 1953 in Havre, Montana by rural residents of Central Montana. In 1994, TTC purchased 13 exchanges from US West (now CenturyLink) and formed a subsidiary named Central Montana Communication (CMC). Triangle Communications is the name TTC and its subsidiaries have chosen to do business as since 2008.

We provide telecommunications services including Broadband Internet and local and long distance telephone to residents of Central Montana. Our 16,000+ subscribers live in parts of 16 counties from the Canadian to the Wyoming border over 24,000 square miles. We are also very proud to support our communities, businesses and area youth through various programs.


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