Swedish Internet Exchange deploys WDM from Transmode
Stockholm, Sweden - 17(th) March 2010 - The Swedish Internet Exchange (Netnod)
has significantly reduced customer costs by deploying an optical networking
solution from Transmode, a leading provider of Optical Networking Solutions.
ISPs in Sweden are able to interconnect securely via Netnod as it provides the
National Internet Exchange-points across the country. The five exchange points
are housed in underground bunkers in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Sundsvall, Luleå and
Malmö. These bunkers were originally built by the Swedish Government to house
critical telecommunications infrastructure. Netnod has deployed the Transmode
TM-Series in order to increase the
capacity and reliability but mainly to reduce its costs.
"Not only have we significantly reduced the number of fibers we connect to, as
well as our costs, but we have also been able to significantly increase the
capacity of the network. The Transmode installation has directly led to an
increase in the number of our ISP customers," said Netnod's CEO Kurt-Erik
"Having decided we needed a WDM solution, we sent an RFP to seven
telecommunications vendors, and after an exhaustive selection process we chose
the Transmode TM-Series," added Lindqvist. "Only two companies could meet our
specification due to our particular network requirements. We selected Transmode
on price and the ability to meet our delivery times."
"This Netnod installation is yet another example of how Transmode's WDM
solutions are enabling national Internet exchanges to improve their performance
- both in terms of capacity and value for money," commented Björn Andersson,
Transmode's VP Sales. "We have already implemented similar successful
installations in London's LINX and Dublin's INEX Internet exchanges."
Netnod Internet Exchange i Sverige AB (Netnod) is a
Swedish limited company established to be a neutral and independent organisation
to build and operate the Internet exchange points in Sweden. Netnod is owned by
the TU-Stiftelsen foundation
Netnod coordinates major systems activities with Internet Service Providers in
Sweden through membership in SOF (The Swedish Operators Forum) and through
Netnod customer meetings. Technical specifications for the exchange points are
determined by Netnod and its customers. The Internet Service providers can
influence the technical specifications by participating in the technical
dialogue within the SOF.
For additional information about Netnod, please visit www.netnod.se
Transmode is a leading provider of optical networking solutions for transport of
data, voice and video traffic, based on CWDM
technology (Coarse/Dense Wavelength
Transmode's uniqueIntelligent WDM (iWDM(TM))
approach has lead to
widespread deployment of over 10000 systems in a customer base consisting of
more than 250 fixed and mobile network operators, service providers, large
enterprises and public institutions across Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Transmode's comprehensive product portfolio and strong global organization
enable our customers to grow the capacity and to improve service level of their
regional, metro and metro access networks, on a cost-efficient basis without
compromising on functionality.
For additional information about Transmode, please visit www.transmode.com
For more information please contact:
Vice President Marketing & Communications
Transmode Systems AB
Telephone: +46 8 506 882 71
Kurt Erik Lindqvist
Netnod Internet Exchange Ab
Telephone : +46 8 562 860 11
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org