Transmode and Surf Telecoms win at Global Telecom Business Awards

Fri Jun 7, 2013 7:11am EDT

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Stockholm, Sweden, - 7th June 2013 - Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, today announced that its design and build of a new extended low-latency ROADM based packet-optical network for Surf Telecoms has won the Global Telecom  Business award for fixed network infrastructure innovation.  

At a black-tie event held at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in central London on Tuesday the innovation award was presented to Transmode by Alan Burkitt-Gray, Editor of the Global Telecom Business magazine.

When presenting the award Burkett-Gray said, "This project stood out from other nominees because of its innovative design, especially when it comes to flexibility. It is an advanced low-latency ROADM-based core network allowing Surf Telecoms' customers to migrate easily from E1 to Ethernet and IP services. At the same time it is easy to manage and future-proof. This project exemplifies the innovation we wish to applaud"

The on-going project started in 2012 when Surf Telecoms decided to enhance and upgrade its existing network. Transmode worked with Surf Telecoms to implement a planned increase in the capacity of Surf Telecoms' optical-fibre network in order to cope with increasing bandwidth demand from customers.

Besides the need for more capacity Transmode supplied Surf Telecoms with network equipment needed to extend its network from the South of England and Wales into the Midlands.

The new network needed to support existing customers as well as Surf's parent company Western Power Distribution. It also had to cover a full Multi Service Access solution that could combine E1, SDH and Ethernet enterprise services on the same infrastructure and meet the requirements of future IP services. Transmode worked with Surf and designed an advanced ROADM-based packet-optical network that was not over engineered and kept costs down.

The aim of the new network was to enable Surf Telecoms to future-proof its infrastructure so that it could rapidly respond to customers' needs, provision new services and increase bandwidth on demand.

Björn Andersson, Vice President Sales for Transmode, commented, "We are delighted to once again win an innovation award from Global Telecom Business with Surf Telecoms. Without a visionary customer and an excellent working relationship, this type of innovation is not possible. The award is a recognition of all the hard work done by a dedicated team at both Transmode and Surf Telecoms."

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For more information please contact:

Ola Elmeland
Vice President Marketing & Communications
Transmode Systems AB
Telephone: +46 8 506 882 71

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 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.

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