Transmode optical networking tools win RUS acceptance from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services

Transmode’s portfolio of optical networking systems has gained RUS acceptance from the U.S. Government's Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services.

Transmode’s portfolio of optical networking systems has gained RUS acceptance from the U.S. Government's Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services.

The RUS, a division of the U.S. Government's Department of Agriculture, offers funding and low-cost loans to service providers investing in networks serving rural communities. RUS acceptance enables service providers to purchase Transmode's optical networking platforms with these funds.

Transmode's optical networking systems boost network capacity, reduce network complexity, and improve ease of operations for service providers, according to a company representative. Independent carriers buying Transmode's products typically benefit from its modular solutions that can help accelerate the deployment of broadband backhaul, mobile backhaul, business Ethernet and Cable TV, and other new services in rural areas, the representative continues.

"The RUS acceptance of Transmode's products demonstrates our commitment to the provision of broadband connectivity across the U.S.," says Paul Harrison, Transmode's vice president, North America. "We wish to help all independent service providers scale and grow their networks with cost-effective and reliable solutions which help rural communities and alleviate the digital-divide."

The Technical Standards Committee "A" (Telecommunications) at the RUS has accepted Transmode's TM-Series, TS-Series, and TG-Series optical networking systems for the transport of data, voice, and video traffic. These products will be included in the next update of the List of Acceptable Materials.

Transmode's list of RUS-accepted products ranges from passive WDM tools via the TG-Series to metro and regional packet optical systems via the TM-Series.

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