Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Sogetel picks Transmode for major network expansion

Transmode
Wednesday 12 August 15

Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, today announced that the Canadian operator Sogetel has deployed Transmode to extend its optical network infrastructure to enhance both reach and performance across Quebec. The new network delivers greater speed and capacity for Sogetel's metro networks in over 20 cities in the province…

Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, today announced that the Canadian operator Sogetel has deployed Transmode to extend its optical network infrastructure to enhance both reach and performance across Quebec. The new network delivers greater speed and capacity for Sogetel's metro networks in over 20 cities in the province, including Montreal and Quebec City.

Sogetel is one of the largest independent incumbent telecommunications companies in Canada. It offers a full range of services including telephony, television, internet, cloud services and mobile. When Sogetel decided to make a major infrastructure investment to upgrade its capacity, it turned to Transmode based on the previous excellent working relationship with local partner Sak Data and Transmode.

The new packet optical system deployed by Sogetel is based on Transmode's TM-Series and significantly increases capacity across the region-wide network. The network was preconfigured at Transmode's headquarters in Stockholm then transported and installed in only two weeks by Transmode's engineers and Sak Data. The installation was achieved without any interruption to ongoing services.

The new infrastructure can easily be migrated to integrated Layer 2 packet-optical, 100G or greater and ROADMs at a later date within the same chassis, giving Sogetel a fully-scalable and flexible network to match growing customer demand. Data Center Interconnect and Business Ethernet access are rapidly growing in Quebec and Sogetel can now offer expanded solutions to meet those needs with Transmode's solutions. Sogetel was already a customer of Transmode's and the flexibility of the previous TS-Series network allowed an easy upgrade path to the new TM-Series based network.

Isis Thiago de Souza, VP Technology and Business Development at Sogetel, commented, "We are delighted to have been able to upgrade our network so easily. Our engineers were trained on site in Canada in just two weeks by the team from Transmode and Sak Data. The smooth transition meant no interruptions to our customers' business and now we are able to increase capacity and service flexibility as they require."

Björn Andersson, Transmode's Vice President Sales North America, commented, "In winning this important network expansion project, Transmode has once again able to demonstrate a cost-effective upgrade path based on the modular flexibility of our systems. Sogetel has expanded the capabilities of its network at a lower cost than undertaking a complete network replacement, keeping its capital expenditure to a minimum while improving performance and efficiency."


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