September 28, 2005 London, UK -- For its "London metro WDM upgrade," PacketExchange, an Internet service provider, today announced that it has selected Transmode's TM-Series optical networking platform. According to a press release, Transmode will deploy a 7-node CWDM metro ring for PacketExchange to replace its existing London WDM system. The platform is to support "protected and unprotected" Gigabit Ethernet services, in addition to SDH and other network capacity requirements.
The provider says it expects the network upgrade to increase network resiliency and availability for its UK customer base of over 600, while also increasing its network's ability to handle future additional capacity. In addition, the company says the project consolidates the traffic from its two London networks, following its acquisition of XchangePoint, which took place earlier this year.
"Our industry leadership depends on utilizing the right technology in our network, and after fully evaluating the options available we've selected Transmode," comments Kieron O'Brien, CEO of PacketExchange. "Transmode's solutions offer us the ability to manage our current network more efficiently, and to grow our network more economically in the future."
Transmode says that its Double Dual Gigabit Ethernet Transponder, included in the upgrade, provides up to four client circuits over 2 wavelengths in a compact form-factor, in addition to advanced functionality such as optical protection, in-band management, and performance and utilization monitoring.
"PacketExchange is a significant win for Transmode, against stiff competition," concludes Isaac Olasoko, CEO of Transmode. "Our engineers have worked closely with PacketExchange to provide the optimum network design for their requirements, and we look forward to continuing to exceed their expectations in the future."