Transmode connects Dauphin's Caribbean hubs

SEPTEMBER 18, 2007 — Dauphin Télécom, located on St. Martin in the French West Indies, selected Transmode to provide a submarine link from St. Martin to Puerto Rico.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2007 — Dauphin Télécom, located on St. Martin in the French West Indies, selected Transmode to provide a submarine link from St. Martin to Puerto Rico. CB Networks, Transmode's local partner, supported the expansion.

Dauphin and Transmode are planning further expansions to the network, which carries mobile and broadband services throughout the region. The Puerto Rico link used Raman-amplified TM-series platforms to cover 365 km in one span. Lower-cost regional WDM terrestrial technology completed the connection. The next phases of expansion will also use Transmode's TM series.

Connecting to Puerto Rico is key to Dauphin's traffic and expansion, notes Alain Haillant, president and CEO, Dauphin, adding that the telecom service provider evaluated several platforms before selecting the Transmode product. The deployment is more cost-effective than linking an ultra-long-haul or submarine system, according to the companies. Björn Andersson, VP of sales, Transmode, acknowledges the TM series as versatile, citing this as the draw for new customer Dauphin.

The TM series provides users with a common set of C/DWDM transponders and muxponders over a range of three chassis options, from a high-capacity 10-µ chassis to a 1-µ chassis for access nodes. The series supports a range of amplified or unamplified and single- or dual-fiber configurations, providing multi-Reach transport and access for regional and national networks to metro and campus networks.

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