XO employs Transmode's P-OTS platform for its US metro network expansion effort

XO Communications has named Transmode as one of its main Packet Optical Transport System (P-OTS) suppliers for its nationwide metro network capacity expansion project.

The Swedish-based vendor will provide the CLEC its TM-Series P-OTS systems to enhance capacity and service capabilities across its network in addition to associated services, including training, installation and ongoing technical support.

Set to begin deployments immediately, the TM-Series will give XO a WDM platform for metro/regional networks that can carry 80 channels at up to 100 G speeds. In the first phase of the five-year agreement, the service provider will deploy Transmode's muxponders and low latency transponders with GigE and 10G Ethernet connectivity.

While the focus of the project is dedicated to supporting new IP-based cloud and Ethernet services, the TM-Series will provide support for XO's existing base of legacy SONET services.

Besides being a major transformation project for the CLEC, adding another large service provider to their customer roster (it already has been deployed by KDL, now Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN)) is a proof point for Transmode as it looks to gain a larger foothold in the competitive U.S. telecom market.

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