Photo - Mark Stevens, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Transmode
By using Stockholm-headquartered Transmode's solution, regional carrier's carrier Fiberail has upgraded its backbone network to a packet-optical 100G-ready network to help the provision of high capacity links across Malaysia.
Mark Stevens, Asia Pacific vice president for packet optical networking solutions provider Transmode, said the upgrade was also implemented with local partner systems integrator - Nera Networks, which services banks, utility companies and telecom service providers in Malaysia.
"We are delighted to be working with Nera Networks to announce that Fiberail, as a long standing customer, continues to invest in its network and has upgraded its network with Transmode's latest 100G packet-optical technology," said Stevens. "This deployment is an excellent example of how Transmode is helping our customers to cost-effectively grow their businesses."
He said Fiberail's new 100G optical network was an international network that provided multiple high-capacity communications to Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers in Malaysia.
The Transmode solution will increase Fiberail's capacity and service offerings substantially, especially in the northern half of Malaysia, said Stevens. Fiberail wanted to expand capacity on its fibre network and also cost-effectively increase the flexibility of service provisioning.
The new solution included Transmode's recently-announced, EMXP 220 IIe, a packet-optical transport switch. This both provided 10G and 100G ports and a central 220G switch giving wire-speed switching.
For Fiberail the EMXP 220 provisioned 10G networking today and a future 100G upgrade via the simple addition of 100G CFP pluggable optics, he said. The combining of the best of the optical and Ethernet worlds has helped the carrier to turn on MEF [Metro Ethernet] Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services as well as, MPLS-TP [a profile of multiprotocol label switching] and OTN [optical transport network] transport ensuring high service performance and scalability.
Stevens said one of the advantages of the new network is that it included Ethernet Ring Protection Version 2 (ERPv2) providing a robust and scalable Ethernet network. Additionally it supported both Layer 1 and Layer 2 packet optical applications. The network also provided end-to-end Ethernet service provisioning across the Transmode network and third party layer 1 optical equipment via so called 'alien wavelengths' to other parts of Fiberail's network.
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