MARCH 28, 2007 -- Following an exhaustive 6-month selection procedure from a list of more than 10 potential European and Asian suppliers, Magyar Telekom, a member of the Deutsche Telekom Group, has signed a multiyear frame contract with Kapsch, a communications service supplier for carriers and service providers, for the supply of Transmode (search for Transmode) TM-Series CWDM systems. The first deployments under the contract are now live.
Magyar Telekom is using the Transmode TM-Series for a variety of applications, including:
- Extending the existing fiber infrastructure in metro networks.
- Optimizing the aggregation of data traffic in access networks.
- Providing flexible access to high-speed leased line networks.
- Providing a cost-effective alternative for dark fiber provisioning.
"After evaluating solutions from many suppliers from Europe and Asia, we concluded that the Transmode TM-Series solution offered by Kapsch is the ideal platform for Magyar Telekom," concludes Attila Koós, Magyar Telekom's development director. "Key decision points during our technical evaluation included industry-leading functionality, low footprint, high scalability, and overall system reliability. These technical advantages with an attractive price/performance ratio, in conjunction with the local know-how and professional approach of the Kapsch team lead to our decision."
"The TM-Series provides Magyar Telekom with an extremely powerful C/DWDM platform that is a perfect fit for their needs," says Thomas Kropik, Kapsch CarrierCom's sales director for CEE. "After the detailed evaluation and rigorous and successful testing in T-Com's Homologation Laboratory, we have implementations now in more than 30 Magyar Telekom network sites, achieved high customer satisfaction owing to our performance with Transmode. Based on this success we look forward to a long relationship with our Swedish partner (Transmode)."
The Transmode TM-series provides users with a common set of C/DWDM transponders and muxponders over a range of three chassis options from a high-capacity 10-U chassis to a 1-U chassis for access nodes. The devices support a range of single- and dual-fiber configurations providing transport and access functions for regional and national networks to metro and campus networks.
"We are immensely pleased to be in a position to announce this important customer win with our partner Kapsch today," says Björn Andersson, Transmode's vice president of sales. "Magyar Telekom is important for Transmode as this represents another Tier 1 customer and further expansion of our business into Central and Eastern Europe."
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