Transmode announces 100G deployments including FNE-Finland

Stockholm, Sweden - 16(th) January 2013 - Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions today announced several new Metro and Regional 100G deployments. This includes customer orders from North America and deployments in Finland with FNE-Finland Oy. Following the release of Transmode's Metro and Regional 100G solution, Transmode has already made considerable progress with the new technology. Transmode has received its first customer orders for the new solution from an unnamed North American network operator and has been selected for 100G rollout by FNE-Finland, one of that country's leading alternative backbone capacity providers. FNE-Finland was founded by a group of local telecommunications companies to provide a common backbone network for the group and has since expanded to also sell capacity to a broad range of external customers. Since 2011 the company has built a national ROADM-based Flexible Optical Network using Transmode's TM- Series to support its customers across the country. In December 2012, FNE-Finland conducted live traffic field trials, including 100G transmission over an 800+ km link, to demonstrate that its network is 100G- ready and can support all-optical 100G connectivity between any two locations in their network. FNE-Finland has now selected Transmode for 100G transmission and plans to start rolling out 100G capacity across the network. Transmode is supported locally in Finland by ACC Systems in the project with FNE-Finland. Timo Hopponen FNE-Finland's Technical Director said, "We are proud to be offering the first 100G capacity and wholesale services to our customers within Finland with any-to-any all-optical 100G connectivity across the network. We are extremely pleased with the performance of Transmode's 100G solution over our installed network. The solution is also very easy to add to the network so we are now readily able to add 100G as we need to, at any location." Björn Andersson, Transmode's Vice President Sales commented, "This deployment with FNE-Finland is a significant milestone for Transmode with a first announced customer for us and the first 100G wholesale service in Finland. 100G technology will play an  important role in metro and regional networks and these capabilities create a strong proposition from Transmode, especially when combined with our Native Packet Optical and Flexible Optical Networking solutions." In addition to these first customer network deployments, Transmode has also performed multiple customer lab/network trials, including an interesting deployment in the Acreo national research network in Sweden. The Acreo network deployment was over 1600 km and involved transmission over both Transmode's TM- Series and a third party WDM system using an alien wavelength with optical handoff between the two systems. Anders Berntson, Department Manager at Acreo Swedish ICT said, "We are very pleased to have been able to test 100G over our network, especially over such a long distance with a metro/regional optimized system. Using transmission equipment from both Transmode and another vendor we have also demonstrated that this technology is well suited to environments where new 100G technology needs to work with existing deployments from many vendors without the cost of optical- electrical-optical regeneration between different vendors' systems." Sten Nordell, Transmode's Chief Technology Officer added, "100G technology has now reached the level of maturity where it makes much more sense in metro and regional networks and is ready for wide-scale deployment. Using PM-QPSK coding and coherent detection in a solution that is built around metro and regional applications has enabled Transmode to bring a unique solution to the market that addresses the specific needs of these deployments. Naturally we are extremely pleased by the interest in this product and by the relative ease at which customers can add 100G to existing deployments of Transmode and third party equipment." Further details on Transmode's 100G solution can be found here: For more information on this press release please contact: Ola Elmeland Vice President Marketing & Communications Transmode Systems AB Telephone: +46 8 506 882 71 Email: About Transmode Transmode is a global provider of packet-optical networking solutions that enable fixed line and mobile network operators to cost effectively address the capacity needs created by the rapid growth in video and data traffic. These solutions are important building blocks in next-generation high-speed optical networks that support services such as broadband backhaul, mobile data backhaul, video delivery services and cloud computing. Transmode's solutions are based on Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and packet optical transport technologies, which are designed to increase the capacity, flexibility and functionality of optical metro core and metro access networks. Transmode's Intelligent WDM (iWDM(TM)) approach gives key advantages to customers, such as ultra-low latency, low power consumption and innovative network design. Transmode is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Exchange (TRMO). Since 2000 the company has installed more than 30,000 systems for over 400 fixed and mobile network operators, service providers, large enterprises and public institutions in over 40 countries across the globe. For additional information about Transmode, please visit About FNE-Finland FNE-Finland Oy operates Finland's most modern transmission network. It provides a reliable technology solution for companies all over Finland that need to rapidly transfer large amounts of data at high speed. The low latency optical network it provides its customers effectively remove the significance of distance and provide tomorrow's telecommunications solutions today. About ACC Systems ACC Systems Oy is a pioneer in optical communications networks and is part of the Nordic MI Group. About Acreo Acreo Swedish ICT offers innovative and value-adding ICT solutions for sustainable growth and competitiveness in industry and society. As one of Europe's top research institutes, we provide cutting-edge resources and technologies within Sensors and Actuators, Power electronics, Digital communication and Life Science. Acreo Swedish ICT has 145 employees in Kista, Gohenburg, Norrköping and Hudiksvall. 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