XO Communications selects Transmode for nationwide metro network capacity expansions
Dallas, Texas and Stockholm, Sweden – June 20, 2012 – Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, today announced that XO Communications has selected Transmode’s TM-Series for metro capacity expansion across XO Communications’ nationwide network.
Under the new five-year agreement, Transmode will supply its TM-Series platform to address XO Communications’ need for broader and more cost-effective functionality across its nationwide network. Transmode will also provide a comprehensive services package to complement XO Communications’ capabilities, including training, installation and ongoing technical support. The new deployments with XO Communications will commence immediately.
“As we continue to innovate in our data and IP services portfolio of data on such a large network, we constantly strive for the best and most cost-effective solutions in all areas of our network,” said Randy Nicklas, senior vice president and chief technology officer for XO Communications. “Selecting a supplier with the right solutions and vision for the future is important to us, and Transmode’s TM-Series is ideally suited to help us continue to expand our metro network capacity.”
Karl Thedéen, Transmode’s CEO, added, “We are delighted to be announcing XO Communications as a new Transmode customer. This important agreement follows a number of good strategic wins across the globe and a fantastic 2011 with industry-leading financial results. We look forward to supporting XO Communications in their ambitions to drive down network costs and adding new service capabilities.”
Paul Harrison, Transmode’s VP North America, said, “Our North American business continues to grow substantially and this win is proof of not only the outstanding performance of our solutions, but also the organization we have invested in to serve our customers. Just like Transmode, XO Communications is rapidly growing because it is a competitive alternative to the established players in their industry”.
The TM-Series will provide XO Communications with a optimized WDM platform for metro/regional networks capable of carrying 80 channels at speeds of up to 100 Gbit/s. Initial deployments will supply XO Communications with Gigabit Ethernet and 10G Ethernet connectivity including WDM muxponders and low latency transponders. In addition to supporting XO Communications’ expansion in Ethernet based services, the TM-Series will also support legacy SONET services.
The ease-of-use features of the award winning TM-Series and Transmode Network Manager enables XO Communications to further reduce ongoing operational costs. The combination of lower capital and operational costs provides XO Communications with increased agility as they expand to meet customer demands.
Transmode is a global provider of packet-optical networking solutions that enable fixed line and mobile network operators to cost effectively address the capacity needs created by the rapid growth in video and data traffic. These solutions are important building blocks in next-generation high-speed optical networks that support services such as broadband backhaul, mobile data backhaul, video delivery services and cloud computing. Transmode’s solutions are based on Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and packet optical transport technologies, which are designed to increase the capacity, flexibility and functionality of optical metro core and metro access networks. Transmode’s Intelligent WDM (iWDM™) approach gives key advantages to customers, such as ultra-low latency, low power consumption and innovative network design.
Transmode is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and is listed on the NASDAQ-OMX Stockholm Exchange (TRMO). Since 2000 the company has installed more than 30,000 systems for over 400 fixed and mobile network operators, service providers, large enterprises and public institutions in over 40 countries across the globe.
For additional information about Transmode, please visit www.transmode.com.
About XO Communications
XO Communications is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications, managed network and IT infrastructure services for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers. These customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable, mobile wireless and domestic and international telecommunications companies. XO offers a superior customer experience through its innovative data and IP solutions, its employees’ focus on customers and the proven performance of its advanced network. To learn more about XO Communications, visitwww.xo.com or blog.xo.com. XO Communications is also on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.