Tenerife Island Council upgrades metro fiber-optic network

Tenerife Island Council (Cabildo Insular de Tenerife) in the Canary Islands has built a new metro fiber-optic network using the TM-Series and TG-Series platforms from Transmode, according to the packet optical transport systems vendor. The new fiber cable network connects all of the council's facilities and decentralized offices and provides connectivity to the D-Alix data center and international submarine cable landing station.

Tenerife Island Council (Cabildo Insular de Tenerife) in the Canary Islands has built a new metro fiber-optic network using the TM-Series and TG-Series platforms from Transmode, according to the packet optical transport systems vendor. The new fiber cable network connects all of the council's facilities and decentralized offices and provides connectivity to the D-Alix data center and international submarine cable landing station.

The new multi-ring packet-transport network is the one of three upgrade projects the council has undertaken. It follows the deployment of Canalink international undersea cable and the creation of the D-Alix complex.

The network enables each of the council departments to connect to a high-speed LAN and run managed, differentiated services over a 40-wavength flexible optical network controlled by Transmode's Enlighten multi-layer management suite. Connectivity to the D-Alix hub in the south of the island provides access to international connections.

Transmode collaborated with new Enlighten eco-system and sales partner APFUTURA on the project. APFUTURA provided local sales support and its APEX outside plant management tool.

"After a competitive tender, we selected Transmode's solution," commented Carlos Alonso Rodríguez, president of the Tenerife Island Council, which is responsible for all aspects of local government on the island. "Transmode was the only vendor able to provide a solution that was easy to roll out without the need for amplification at any of the remote locations. Transmode together with APFUTURA not only met our needs but exceeded our expectations in terms of cost, service and scalability. Our goal is to provide a fully resilient and scalable communications infrastructure to that will expand over time to meet our growing needs. Transmode and APFUTURA have helped us do this."

In addition to the TM-Series and TG-Series platforms, the network leverages Transmode's family of EMXP packet optical transport switches, which support delivery of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) services.

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