Transmode named as a pioneer of MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0

Stockholm, Sweden - 30(th) January 2013 - Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, today announced that it is one of the first vendors to be certified for the new Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) standard for advanced Ethernet services by the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum). CE2.0 is the latest development from the MEF and extends the range of standardized services available from MEF certified products and enhances interconnect and multi-CoS capabilities that these can provide. Transmode supports CE2.0 as part of its Native Packet Optical 2.0 architecture which also includes support for MPLS-TP and OTN transport. Transmode's Native Packet Optical 2.0 architecture provides network operators with a packet-friendly network with industry-leading transport performance. The MEF announced the first wave of CE2.0 certificates at the MEF Americas Carrier Ethernet Summit and MEF Quarterly meeting in San Diego. The MEF standardisation program is extremely important for the industry as it allows operators to provide standardised services that are local, national or cross- regional using their own and third-party network infrastructure seamlessly with guaranteed and measureable quality levels. "I am delighted that Transmode has passed this new and highly rigorous testing program and has been announced in this first block of certified companies," said Sten Nordell, Transmode's Chief Technology Officer. "I am especially pleased that we passed this certification testing with the commercially available software for our products and we passed with no problems. This means that many of our customers are already running CE2.0 Certified Transmode products in their networks. Not many vendors are able to claim this outstanding achievement." Bob Mandeville President and Founder of test lab Iometrix, responsible for MEF's testing process, outlined the challenges of meeting the new exacting standards: "CE 2.0 is a difficult accreditation to achieve.  To be recognised as CE 2.0 certified, each company must pass a suite that totals 634 stringent tests. Over 155 companies are now certified for CE 1.0 and the adoption signs for 2.0 are exciting. The demand for certified products and services is a driving force, and we expect a significant increase in service provider certifications not only from established markets, but also from developing economies in 2013." Nan Chen, President of the MEF continued, "Next generation Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0), extends the original Carrier Ethernet remit with vital added features including multiple classes of service, greater manageability and easier interconnect for all eight standard service types, enabling new levels of efficiency for mobile backhaul, making it easier for a large number of access providers to join the Carrier Ethernet community and establish Carrier Ethernet as a business class cloud service carrier. The main market drivers continue to dominate business: bandwidth growth, mobile data and LTE migration and the growth of public and private cloud computing." For more information 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 the MEF The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 200 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide. For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at Press release PDF: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Transmode via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1673967]