Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, today announced that Tenerife Island Council (Cabildo Insular de Tenerife) in the Canary Islands (Spain) has built a high-capacity network based on Transmode's TM-Series and TG-Series platforms. The Council has built the new optical metro network to connect all its facilities and decentralized offices and to provide high-capacity access to the datacenter and international submarine cable landing station…
Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, today announced that Tenerife Island Council (Cabildo Insular de Tenerife) in the Canary Islands (Spain) has built a high-capacity network based on Transmode's TM-Series and TG-Series platforms. The Council has built the new optical metro network to connect all its facilities and decentralized offices and to provide high-capacity access to the datacenter and international submarine cable landing station, D-Alix.
The new packet-optical network is the first of three phases to be deployed in the island and it connects Tenerife Island Council 38 sites in a metro network covering the island of Tenerife over multiple rings. The network allows 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(TM) multi-layer management suite. Importantly, the network interconnects with the D-Alix strategic hub in the south of the island, which provides international connectivity via submarine cables to Africa and the rest of the world.
Transmode joined forces in the project with Enlighten eco-system partner and Transmode sales partner APFUTURA, based in Barcelona, Spain. APFUTURA provided local sales support and the company's APEX outside plant management tool that together with Enlighten(TM) has helped to map and reference the network, both the fiber layout and the location of all network elements including remote passive WDM filters and splice chambers. APEX is integrated into Transmode's Enlighten Ecosystem.
"After a competitive tender, we selected Transmode's solution", commented Carlos Alonso Rodríguez, President of Tenerife Island Council. "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."
At the heart of the network deployed by Tenerife Island Council is Transmode's family of EMXP packet optical transport switches, which provide Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) services over a robust Ethernet layer with carrier-class resilience and performance. The optical layer of the network is also significant as the unusual band-pass architecture allows the network to be deployed without remote amplification outside the central offices. This greatly simplifies the network operation and reduces cost through the use of simple common configurations in all remote customer premises nodes which don't require complex installation procedures.
Mark Burton, Transmode's Vice President, Europe, commented, "We are delighted to be announcing another new customer in Europe. It is an excellent example of how we are working with an eco-system partner to generate business from a specific tender. Once again Transmode was able to demonstrate its flexibility by customizing the solution to meet the needs of our customer."
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