Packet-optical transport platform supplier Transmode Systems AB says it worked with Nordic service provider IP-Only AB to supply 100G high-speed services for the Birdie gaming event in Sweden.
Birdie is Sweden's largest non-profit computer gaming festival which started in 1993 and takes place in the city of Uppsala. The annual event brings together thousands of people and players interested in computers, programming, creating content, and gaming.
Two 100-Gbps fiber-optic network connections were provided from Uppsala to Stockholm (approximately 50 km) over an existing infrastructure as a short-term capacity boost to support the Birdie event in the beginning of June and ran for the duration of the show.
"We are delighted to be able to turn on a robust high-speed service for the gaming community at the Birdie event," said Mikael Westerlund, CTO at IP-Only. "Working with Transmode's TM-Series has allowed us to quickly provision dynamic high-speed services."
As a long-term customer of Transmode, IP-Only, which is also based in Uppsala, provides high-speed connectivity to its customers across Sweden. The bandwidth available to the Birdie event demonstrates both the flexibility and the nature of the dynamic provisioning that Transmode’s TM-Series can enable, the vendor asserts.
"Today it is essential that all of our customers are able to scale their network service offerings to allow for sudden increase in traffic. Flexibility and scalability are at the core of Transmode's optical networking products. We are delighted that IP-Only is able to benefit from these features to provide such an innovative solution for an event organizer," said Magnus Grenfeldt, Regional VP for the Nordics, Russia/CIS and MEA at Transmode.
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