Telemach Deploys Transmode's ROADM
STOCKHOLM -- Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, today announced that it has supplied Telemach in Slovenia with a new high capacity optical network running from Ljubljana to Maribor and Vienna in Austria. The new network replaces an existing core/access infrastructure with a flexible and scalable solution that will significantly reduce operating costs and long term service overheads.
Telemach, based in the capital Ljubljana, is Slovenia's leading provider of cable TV, telephony and broadband internet services. The company is part of the United Group, which operates a number of different telcos in the Adriatic region. Today, the United Group's companies provide a multitude of communications and entertainment services to more than 1.65 million residential and business users. Transmode is now the primary optical networking provider to the whole of the United Group. The new network links Ljubljana with other major centres Maribor and Celje in Slovenia, and forms part of an international link to Graz and Vienna in Austria.
The new 80 channel optical network was built in parallel to Telemach's previous optical network in order to ensure a quick and smooth switchover of customer services. Telemach needed to quickly decommission the old network in a controlled manner to switch over to Transmode's ROADM based Flexible Optical Network solution, which is provided by the widely-deployed TM-Series platform. Besides providing a cost-effective replacement, the Transmode installation is significantly more energy-efficient than Telemach's previous network and will make future upgrades easy to perform. The network started carrying live traffic on August 27th, less than one month after the installation commenced.