Cable Color selects Transmode for high capacity network in Honduras 

May 12, 2015

Stockholm, Sweden – 12th May 2015 – Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, today announced that, through its partnership with NEC, it has delivered a new high-capacity network to Cable Color in Honduras. The new packet-optical network has been deployed to meet rapidly expanding capacity demands.

As of August 20, 2015, Transmode is part of Infinera. Transmode and its offering of metro core, metro edge, and
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.

Cable Color, a cable TV service provider in Honduras, is experiencing rapid bandwidth growth from residential TV services, especially High Definition TV in addition to data services. The Transmode equipment has delivered the necessary high capacity optical network to meet both current and future demands and was designed and delivered by Transmode’s global sales partner NEC.

The new network is built on Transmode’s TM-Series and uses its Layer 2 capabilities which are particularly effective for the handling of video and data traffic. The network utilizes the Ethernet Muxponder (EMXP II) 120 unit which provides 120G of Ethernet switching with 12x 10G transponders integrated into a single plug-in unit.

Geographically, the packet-optical network covers the northern region of Honduras, with major hubs in the industrial city of San Pedro Sula in Honduras and also spans to Puerto Barrios, in Guatemala to interconnect with Cable Color’s operations in Guatemala. The new infrastructure benefits from a low power design and offers compact nodes at all locations, saving both energy and space. It now enables Cable Color to carry digital TV signals and data across a highly sophisticated packet-optical infrastructure.

A spokesman at Cable Color, commented, “Our primary goal is to provide all our customers with the best quality, high-speed services through our fiber optic network. NEC, with Transmode’s technology, has helped us to design and build a highly efficient, flexible and scalable optical network. We can now extend our HDTV offering and handle more data capacity to meet the growing demands of our customers.”

Björn Andersson, Vice President Americas for Transmode, added, “We are delighted to have won another new customer in Central America through our longstanding partner NEC. This project demonstrates both how well our technology works in the cable TV market and that our close collaboration and partnership with NEC is working very well around the globe.”

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About Cable Color
Cable Color began operations in the city of Tegucigalpa and with rapid growth and acceptance by its customers, has expanded operations to several cities of the country including: Valle de Angeles, Santa Lucia, Comayagua, Siguatepeque, Choloma, Omoa, Puerto Cortes, Villanueva, San Pedro Sula, Santa Rosa de Copan and La Ceiba. The company continues to expand with expanded coverage and national growth.

Cable Color was the first company to transmit cable television through a fiber optic network in Honduras, the first private fiber optic cables running back to Puerto Cortes Tegucigalpa and now continues to work to provide customers with innovative services for both communication and entertainment, including cable TV, internet, telephony and data transport with the highest levels of quality. The company is always at the forefront of technology and continues to focus on excellence in customer service and being true to the company motto of being more than one cable company, bringing access to the world!

The company has won international recognition such as the Arroba Gold Bizz awards for quality and subscriber satisfaction.

For more information about Cable Color, please visit www.cablecolor.hn

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.

For more information, visit NEC at www.nec.com.

About Infinera
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and simplify optical network operations. Infinera’s end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, datacenter interconnect and metro applications. Infinera’s unique large scale photonic integrated circuits enable innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.