T-Mobile Austria Selects Transmode to Boost National Network Capacity 

September 12, 2012

Stockholm, Sweden – September 12th, 2012 – Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, today announced that T-Mobile Austria has chosen Transmode’s optical solutions to increase the capacity on its Austria-wide fiber network, to meet the growing needs of its mobile services customers.

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.

T-Mobile Austria recently signed a Deed of Adherence with Transmode, which enables T-Mobile Austria to take advantage of the frame agreement previously agreed between Transmode and Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile Austria’s parent company. After considering a range of solutions, T-Mobile Austria chose Transmode’s TG-Series solution on the basis of its advantageous technical performance and rapid projected return on investment.

T-Mobile Austria required the network expansion offered by Transmode’s TG-Series WDM solution to increase capacity on its existing fiber network to support the growth in traffic within their mobile networks across the whole country. This is a passive WDM solution, which is effectively an overlay that will enable greater capacity on T-Mobile Austria’s existing fiber network.

Manfred Reiff, Senior Manager Multilayer Transmission Planning at T-Mobile Austria, commented, “We were looking for a cost efficient and flexible solution to combine 10G and STM-16 services on the same infrastructure. We needed the new system to operate in parallel with the existing SDH network and our new IP platform. Transmode’s solution was a well proven technology in our parent company and T-Mobile Austria is happy to be deploying it as well.”

T-Mobile Austria says it has seen a linear increase in traffic of 100% in the past few years, with the main traffic generators being mobile data cards used for ADSL substitution, smart phones and tablets. Social media such as Youtube and Facebook are the leading applications driving bandwidth growth. T-Mobile is also now offering a new music-streaming platform called Deezer and the company is expecting a lot of bandwidth growth from this product as well.

Björn Andersson, Transmode’s Vice President Sales commented, “We are delighted to be announcing T-Mobile Austria as a new Transmode customer. This important contract follows the productive agreement between Transmode and Deutsche Telekom. We look forward to supporting T-Mobile Austria in its ambitions to improve user experience, drive down network costs and offer new service capabilities.”

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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.

About T-Mobile Austria
T-Mobile Austria has 4,060 million customers and is the second biggest mobile operator in Austria. The company is known for driving innovation in the Telco Business. Both brands “T-Mobile” and “tele.ring” address two different target groups: T-Mobile lives by the slogan “Life is for sharing” and offers innovation in regards to smartphones, services and applications. The brand tele.ring is the successful “value for price”-leader on the Austrian telecommunication market.
In 2011 T-Mobile invested over € 100 million in the network with a specific focus on the roll out of HSPA+ and the next generation mobile network LTE. T-Mobile Austria has 1.400 employees. In 2011 the company was awarded as one of the most attractive employers in Austria from Aon Hewitt. T-Mobile’s headquarter the T-Center is based in Vienna on the Rennweg near the “Südost-Tangente”. Next to 48 T-Mobile shops T-Mobile also has sales offices in Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz and Klagenfurt.

T-Mobile Austria is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG and hence, belongs to one of the world’s leading companies in telecommunications. The company’s international outlook allows T-Mobile customers to benefit from a wide range of products and services, both at home and abroad.