Telemach invests in high-capacity Flexible Optical Network from Transmode
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Stockholm, Sweden - 24th September 2013 - Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, today announced that it has supplied Telemach in Slovenia with a new high capacity optical network running from Ljubljana to Maribor and Vienna in Austria. The new network replaces an existing core/access infrastructure with a flexible and scalable solution that will significantly reduce operating costs and long term service overheads.
Telemach, based in the capital Ljubljana, is Slovenia's leading provider of cable TV, telephony and broadband internet services. The company is part of the United Group, which operates a number of different telcos in the Adriatic region. Today, the United Group's companies provide a multitude of communications and entertainment services to more than 1.65 million residential and business users. Transmode is now the primary optical networking provider to the whole of the United Group. The new network links Ljubljana with other major centres Maribor and Celje in Slovenia, and forms part of an international link to Graz and Vienna in Austria.
Telemach's Chief Executive Officer, Marko Ster, commented, "We wanted to both increase the capacity of our network and improve the ability to provision and deliver successful and innovative services to our customers. We chose Transmode because its team understood our needs and design requirements and they have provided us with quality and simplicity in this WDM solution. The new network provides us with a technological advantage and means we are able to offer our customers the best possible service experience."
The new 80 channel optical network was built in parallel to Telemach's previous optical network in order to ensure a quick and smooth switchover of customer services. Telemach needed to quickly decommission the old network in a controlled manner to switch over to Transmode's ROADM based Flexible Optical Network solution, which is provided by the widely-deployed TM-Series platform. Besides providing a cost-effective replacement, the Transmode installation is significantly more energy-efficient than Telemach's previous network and will make future upgrades easy to perform. The network started carrying live traffic on August 27th, less than one month after the installation commenced.
Mark Burton, Vice President Europe for Transmode, commented, "We are delighted to have won this major network business with Telemach in Slovenia. It exemplifies our continued success in Eastern Europe and ROADM-equipped Flexible Optical Networks."
Transmode provided the installation, training and testing of the network in advance of the deployment which has made the switch over as easy as possible. The network provides 10Gb Ethernet services that can scale to 100Gb when needed. One of the key factors in Telemach's selection process of Transmode's solution was that it enables a Layer 1 protected service which when coupled with Enlighten, Transmode's multi-layer management suite, facilitates faster provisioning of backhaul capacity and new wholesale services.
For more information please contact:
Vice President Marketing and 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 designed to increase the capacity, flexibility and functionality of metro and regional networks and are based on Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and transport technologies such as Ethernet. Transmode's Native Packet Optical 2.0 architecture gives customers key advantages such as cost efficient Ethernet services, ultra-low latency, low power consumption and future proof 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 40,000 systems for over 500 fixed and mobile network operators, service providers, large enterprises and public institutions in over 45 countries across the globe.
For additional information about Transmode, please visit www.transmode.com
Telemach is the leading provider of cable TV, telephony and broadband internet services in Slovenia. The company is focused on providing advanced high quality, user-friendly services that bring the digital world to its customers. It has an extensive optical network and constantly invests in new technological innovation. Telemach provides a high level of service to Slovenian home and business users alike. It is part of the United Group owned by the Mid Europa Partners, an investment group operating in Central and Eastern Europe.
For additional information about Telemach, please visit www.telemach.si
About United Group
The United Group's companies operate cable networks in Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia while direct-to-home (DTH) services are provided across six countries in the region (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia). The Group's fast growing worldwide OTT platform NetTV Plus available on all devices delivers homeland TV channels and cheap telephony to ex-Yugoslavian diaspora.
United Group's infrastructure spanning each of the national markets, combined with the infrastructure linking Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Sarajevo, comprises a fiber-optic cable network of more than 10,000 kilometers.
For additional information about United Group, please visit www.the-united-group.com
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