SpringNetÂ® deploys Transmode for ROADM based Flexible Optical Network
Stockholm, Sweden and Dallas, Texas - 22(nd) January 2013 - Transmode, a global
supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, today announced that SpringNet,
a high performance metro service provider and division of City Utilities of
Springfield, Missouri, has very rapidly upgraded its optical network by
deploying a next generation network based on Transmode's TM-Series platform with
its ROADM based Flexible Optical Networking technology.
SpringNet offers metro-Ethernet services to its customers in the Springfield
metropolitan area over its own optical network spanning approximately 428 route
miles. SpringNet has deployed Transmode's optical networking solution as a
Flexible Optical Network ring designed for 40 channels in order to upgrade the
existing WDM network and meet the future demands of customers.
Due to the quick delivery times and the easy installation and commissioning
procedures of Transmode's TM-Series, the project moved very quickly from initial
vendor selection through an open tender in September 2012 to a live network by
the end of November 2012. The upgraded network carries a mix of OC-12, OC-48,
Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet and 10GbE traffic.
"Our aim is to deliver flexible, scalable and innovative services to our
customers both quickly and efficiently. To do this we needed to replace our
existing network," said Chris Yates, Operations & Engineering Manager at
SpringNet. "The previous network required extensive manual intervention to
deploy new services and added complexity and long term maintenance costs. Our
need was for an easily managed and cost efficient network. The new ROADM network
saves time and resources and makes it easier to deploy new services efficiently
as we can now add/drop any wavelength from and to any port from our Network
SpringNet has not only deployed Transmode's ROADM technology but has also
increased its management efficiency with the introduction of Transmode's
Enlighten(TM) multi-layer management suite, which makes provisioning and
maintenance complexities much easier to navigate as well as giving real time
views of its network showing power levels and circuit design.
Paul Harrison, Transmode's Vice President North America, commented, "Our
Flexible Optical Networking technology has transformed the level of flexibility
and scalability that SpringNet has in its optical network. This flexibility and
scalability enables customers like SpringNet to ensure high levels of customer
satisfaction while having a network that will allow for future growth. This is
another great example of how Transmode is bringing innovation to network
operators of all sizes across the region."
For more information 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.
SpringNetÂ®, a division of City Utilities, is a next generation broadband service
provider based in Springfield, Missouri. Our services are designed for the
rapidly emerging trends of Internet business. We deliver Business to Internet
access at astounding speeds of 10/100/1000 Million Bits per Second (Mbps), and
Business to Business Ethernet Solutions from 1.5Mbps to 10Gbps. SpringNet
employs fiber optic technology directly to your place of business, and delivers
the services on standard Ethernet interfaces. SpringNet also owns and operates a
data center facility known as SpringNet Underground.Â To find out more
information, please visit www.springnet.net.
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