April 21, 2015
Stockholm, Sweden – 21st April 2015 – Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, today announced that Liberty Global, the world’s largest international cable company, has started to roll out 100G deployments across Europe using Transmode’s TM-Series platform. The new metro and regional 100G deployments are designed to handle the increased capacity needed to support increased network traffic across the group’s activities.
metro access solutions optimized for fast growing applications including mobile fronthaul and backhaul,
broadband aggregation, and business Ethernet services with Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certification are now part of the Infinera Metro Business Group.
Liberty Global is the world’s largest international cable company with operations across Europe and is currently enjoying great success with high speed residential and business services. This in turn is driving considerable network traffic growth within Liberty Global’s markets. The success of the company is leading to an expanded customer base and higher average bandwidth per customer, with Liberty Global offering some of the highest speed services available in these markets.
To address this demand, Liberty Global is rolling out Metro 100G in its existing metro and regional networks. Initial 100G deployments started in Q4 2014 and have continued in Q1 2015 with further deployments planned. Liberty Global chose to deploy Transmode’s pluggable-optics-based Metro 100G solution not only because it was the most economical solution for high-speed connectivity, but also because it also used the existing rack space and enables low power usage.
Jan Lindgren, Liberty Global’s VP Network Engineering, commented, “The Metro 100G solution from Transmode has been simple to deploy and easy to use by our engineers in both metro and regional deployments. We are now able to achieve the high-speed connectivity and the flexibility we needed for our internal capacity. Transmode is a trusted supplier, and has proven to be reliable in the markets we have deployed its technology.”
He continued, “The Metro 100G solution has been deployed in our existing racks with a small footprint and has kept power usage to a minimum. While we continue to securely move critical traffic in high density areas, we have taken this next step to Metro 100G to ensure we are able to support the ever-growing service bandwidth demands from our customers.”
Mark Burton, Transmode’s Vice President Europe, commented, “We are delighted that Liberty Global has started to deploy our 100G solution in multiple networks across Europe. Our innovative technology in the metro and regional 100G area is proving very popular with our customer base. In addition, in this case, it is the continued working relationship between our sales teams in each country and the Liberty Global networking teams that has been at the heart of this success. We look forward to extending this relationship and to seeing Liberty Global’s continued success.”
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About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries. It connects people to the digital world and enables them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Its market-leading tripleplay services are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connected 27 million customers subscribing to 56 million television, broadband internet and telephony services (at December 31, 2014).
Liberty Global’s consumer brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Kabel BW, Telenet and VTR. Its operations also include Liberty Global Business Services, its commercial division and Liberty Global Ventures, its investment fund.
For more information please visit www.libertyglobal.com.