Serbia Broadband selects Transmode gear for metro and backbone

NOVEMBER 6, 2007 -- The networks provide SBB with a new platform for existing cable-TV traffic backhaul and other internal and wholesale capacity demands.

NOVEMBER 6, 2007 -- Serbia Broadband (SBB), the largest cable operator in Serbia, has selected Transmode (search for Transmode) to supply equipment for its metro and regional backbone networks.

The networks provide SBB with a new platform for existing cable-TV traffic backhaul and other internal and wholesale capacity demands. Over time these networks will enable substantial capacity growth to match the increasing demand for these services as well as provide a platform for additional services, Transmode says.

SBB is deploying the Transmode TM-Series optical networking platform. The network comprises both unamplified metro and amplified long-haul segments and also carries a wide variety of protocols including Gigabit Ethernet, 10-Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, native SDH, and GFP over SDH traffic. The network design also uses all pluggable optics, even for long-haul 10-Gbit/sec traffic, in the form of Transmode's Dual 10G Transponder with G.709 Forward Error Correction and XFP optics.

"The SBB Network Engineering Department has chosen the Transmode TM-Series for our DWDM multi-service platform which will be implemented across both metro and regional network segments," said Predrag Djurdjevic, SBB's CTO. "All the technical aspects of Transmode's offer were more than acceptable to us and our decision was simple. Ease of installment, scalability and interoperability, compact dimensions, ultra-low power consumption, support for a wide range of client interfaces, flexibility, and the level of integration were the strong points of Transmode. Having this solution, Serbia Broadband will be able to offer its clients better and more diverse next-generation services."

Serbia Broadband serves subscribers in more then 30 cities across the country. SBB offers several advanced services such as broadband cable Internet and premium television packages. SBB has also launched a direct-to-home satellite-delivered service under the TotalTV brand.

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