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."
BjÃ¶rn 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 anÂ 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
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
Further details on Transmode's 100G solution can be found here:
For more information on this press release please contact:
Vice President Marketing & Communications
Transmode Systems AB
Telephone: +46 8 506 882 71
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
For additional information about Transmode, please visit www.transmode.com
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.
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, NorrkÃ¶ping and Hudiksvall. Acreo is part of Swedish ICT.
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