"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 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.