DOKOM21 selects Transmode for its new backbone network

MARCH 6, 2008 -- DOKOM21, a regional German carrier based in Dortmund, has deployed C/DWDM equipment from Transmode in its new backbone network.

MARCH 6, 2008 -- DOKOM21, a regional German carrier based in Dortmund, has deployed C/DWDM equipment from Transmode (search for Transmode) in its new backbone network.Â
 
DOKOM21's new next-generation optical backbone network includes interconnection of several local exchanges in the Dortmund area as well as development of the network in the wider region. The first backbone nodes are now operational.
 
The carrier decided to use WDM technology, which makes it possible to fully utilize the inherent capacity of optical fiber. In addition, WDM makes it possible to carry a number of different services such as Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and ESCON at the same time and therefore offers the necessary flexibility that DOKOM21 required, say company representatives.
 
"The decision to use Transmode is strategic in nature," reports Frank Dettmann, who is responsible for the DOKOM21 transport network system development. "It has to do with the technological basis of our future network, and we are delighted to be able to build an upwardly compatible, scalable, and very flexible network with Transmode's TS- and TM- series, which will underpin our future growth."
 
The decision by DOKOM21 to deploy Transmode deepens an existing relationship; the carrier has been using Transmode's TS-series optical platform since 2006. "The excellent experiences we have had from multiple projects with Transmode and [systems integrator] ITM have naturally influenced our decision," Dettmann explains. "In addition to this, a further vital factor was the integration of Layer-2-Functions for Ethernet-services, which Transmode has just announced."
 
"The new project with DOKOM21 is a further significant step for Transmode into the important German market place," adds Björn Andersson, vice president of sales at Transmode. "At this point in time, more than 35 city and regional carriers along with major enterprises in Germany have chosen our platform to provide their customers with fast, simple, and economical services."
 
 
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