Transmode ROADMs choice for SpringNet fiber-optic network

Jan. 22, 2013
SpringNet, a division of City Utilities of Springfield, MO that provides metro Ethernet services, has upgraded its fiber-optic network using Transmode's TM-Series platform with its ROADM-based Flexible Optical Networking technology.

SpringNet, a division of City Utilities of Springfield, MO that provides metro Ethernet services, has upgraded its fiber-optic network using Transmode's TM-Series platform with its ROADM-based Flexible Optical Networking technology.

The TM Series has been deployed over SpringNet’s 428-route-mile optical network in a ring configuration. It will support 40 channels per fiber. The network carries a mix of OC-12, OC-48, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet traffic.

"Our aim is to deliver flexible, scalable and innovative services to our customers both quickly and efficiently. To do this we needed to replace our existing network," said Chris Yates, operations and engineering manager at SpringNet. "The previous network required extensive manual intervention to deploy new services and added complexity and long-term maintenance costs. Our need was for an easily managed and cost-efficient network. The new ROADM network saves time and resources and makes it easier to deploy new services efficiently as we can now add/drop any wavelength from and to any port from our network operations center."

In addition to the TM-Series optical transport systems, SpringNet has deployed Transmode's Enlighten multi-layer management suite. The suite is designed to make provisioning and maintenance easier to perform while providing real-time views of the network, including power levels and circuit design.

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