Transmode chosen by PFALZKOM | MANET for network upgrade

FEBRUARY 25, 2008 -- The systems from Transmode are being used for both interconnection as well as in the wider development of the PFALZKOM | MANET network.

FEBRUARY 25, 2008 -- German regional carrier PFALZKOM | MANET has chosen a combination of CWDM and DWDM technology from optical networking supplier Transmode to upgrade its network. The systems from Transmode are being used for both interconnection as well as in the wider development of the PFALZKOM | MANET network.

In order to increase network capacity and extend the geographic coverage of its existing network, PFALZKOM | MANET has linked more than 40 of Deutsche Telekom's main distribution nodes to its own core optical network using CWDM technology. The company can now offer additional services to its business customers and act as a local loop operator for alternative carriers.

To connect the main distribution nodes, PFALZKOM | MANET is using Transmode's TS-Series, a multiservice optical networking platform that supports both CWDM and DWDM, and using the TM-Series to interconnect its datacenters in Ludwigshafen and Mannheim over a redundant ring to the central exchange in Frankfurt, based on DWDM and at higher data rates. The transparent 9x Gigabit Ethernet muxponder cards, with their 10-Gbit/sec interfaces, act as an efficient manager of the respective wavelengths required.

"The solution has no unnecessary complexity and is truly scalable over a large area, and it offers a simple web-based management system," says Jürgen Beyer, chief exectuive officer of PFALZKOM | MANET. "Above all, the installed iWDM-technology has far lower operating costs than any of the other similar solutions, which, in our expanding network, is a great advantage."

iWDM is a set of intelligent features that enable cost-efficient transport to minimize capex and opex through patented automatic provisioning technology.

The TM-Series is a family of carrier grade optical transport products providing transport of any service for multireach applications. Transmode says the platform has one of the widest ranges of functionality available on any single WDM platform.

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