SOURCE: Transmode

April 06, 2011 09:19 ET

Transmode Gains RUS Acceptance for US Government-Funded Rural Networks

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - Transmode, a leading supplier of optical networking solutions, today announced that its portfolio of optical networking solutions has received RUS acceptance from the US Government's Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services. 

The RUS, a division of the US Government's Department of Agriculture, offers funding and low-cost loans to service providers investing in networks serving rural communities. Any carrier deploying networking infrastructure projects in market areas that meet the un-served or under-served criteria can apply for this funding. This RUS acceptance now allows service providers to purchase Transmode's optical networking platforms with these funds.

Transmode's optical networking solutions boost network capacity, reduce network complexity and improve ease of operations for service providers. Independent carriers buying Transmode's products typically benefit from its modular solutions that can help accelerate the deployment of broadband backhaul, mobile backhaul, business Ethernet and Cable TV and other new services in rural areas.

Such carriers will benefit not only from US Government funding but also from networking solutions that quickly generate revenue and simplify the day-to-day operations of storage area networks, infrastructure solutions for mobile, cable and IPTV networks and in the delivery of Ethernet services.

"The RUS acceptance of Transmode's products demonstrates our commitment to the provision of broadband connectivity across the US," said Paul Harrison, Transmode's VP North America. "We wish to help all independent service providers scale and grow their networks with cost-effective and reliable solutions which help rural communities and alleviate the digital-divide."

The Technical Standards Committee "A" (Telecommunications) at the RUS has accepted Transmode's TM-Series, TS-Series and TG-Series optical networking solutions for the transport of data, voice and video traffic. These products will be included in the next update of the List of Acceptable Materials.

Transmode's list of RUS accepted products ranges from passive WDM solutions via the TG-Series to metro and regional packet optical solutions via the TM-Series.

About Transmode
Transmode is a leading provider of optical networking solutions for transport of data, voice and video traffic, based on CWDM and DWDM technology (Coarse/Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing). 

Transmode's unique Intelligent WDM (iWDM™) approach has lead to widespread deployment of over 20000 systems in a customer base consisting of more than 300 fixed and mobile network operators, service providers, large enterprises and public institutions across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Transmode's comprehensive product portfolio and strong global organization enable our customers to grow the capacity and to improve service level of their regional, metro and metro access networks, on a cost-efficient basis without compromising on functionality.

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Contact Information

  • For more information please contact:

    Ola Elmeland
    Vice President Marketing & Communications
    Transmode Systems AB
    Telephone: +46 8 506 882 71