SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 -- NEC Corp. says that Pannon, the second largest mobile operator in Hungary and a subsidiary of Telenor, has chosen NEC to build a national optical transport network. NEC will provide metro WDM equipment from Transmode to Pannon's national network in Hungary and supplying design and operational support services.
The new national optical network will maximize the capacity of existing infrastructure and can be upgraded from CWDM to DWDM working on either a single fiber or a fiber pair, say the equipment vendors. The network will be able to accommodate capacity from STM-4, STM-16, up to Gigabit Ethernet channels using the iWDM platforms from Transmode.
NEC has been a strategic supplier to Pannon for over a decade, providing various technologies including a network platform. The systems vendors say NEC was chosen because of its leadership in network design and strong service capabilities, recognized track record of quality and reliability, and the scalability and modularity of the TM-Series in conjunction with the functionality included in the iWDM solutions.
"In a competitive marketplace, telecom operators like us must invest in the most cost-effective and reliable network infrastructure to meet increasing bandwidth demand both now and in the future," said Gyorgy Koller, CTO of Pannon. "We have therefore recognized that NEC, along with Transmode's iWDM solution, saves us operational costs, scales well, and allows us to future proof our network. NEC and Pannon have worked successfully together in the past and NEC has the ability to provide transmission for access and core over both fibre and wireless under one simplified management platform. We are very pleased with our relationship and hope it continues to thrive."