Universiti Teknologi Malaysia selects Transmode for Packet-Optical network 

June 12, 2014

Stockholm, Sweden and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 12th June 2014 – Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, today announced that Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), has selected Transmode for an integrated packet-optical metro-core and access network to support its students and researchers in optical communication research and development.

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.

UTM is an innovation-led and graduate-focused research university and takes a leading role in Malaysia’s national high technology development strategies. To further develop UTM’s capabilities within the optical networking R’n’D community, the university is developing an advanced and scalable optical communication research facility. UTM aims to support existing research activities and also to provide an enhanced training facility on optical communication systems and networking technology. To support this activity, Transmode will be deploying the TM-Series platform with ROADM units to enable cost optimized Flexible Optical Networking supporting layer 1 and layer 2 packet-optical traffic.

Transmode has provided ROADM nodes that are built for dynamic network applications and allow hitless wavelength allocation and a future proof traffic design. In addition, the network includes packet-optical Layer 2 units that are designed to integrate Ethernet functionality in optical networks and reduce the need for additional expensive and complex equipment.

The network equipment has been supplied, installed and commissioned by Transmode and its local partner, Sigtech, at the Photonics Characterization Research Laboratory in UTM’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering. When completed in the first half of 2014, the new network will provide optical engineering students with an innovative test-bed environment and training center. Masters and PhD students will be able to use the test-bed to test hardware and software designs in a realistic network environment. UTM plans to continue to expand the network with nodes in other universities and research establishments to expand the university’s connectivity.

Associate Professor Dr. Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus, at UTM said, “Our aim is to build a network which includes a test-bed facility quickly and efficiently. We needed one that is based on optical equipment that offers flexibility in traffic switching at the wavelength and Ethernet layers, so that our engineering students can have hands-on access to the latest technologies. Amongst the commercially available solution providers, Transmode stood out as their packet-optical system met our specifications perfectly, including high ease-of-use which is instrumental in supporting our objectives.”

Mark Stevens, Vice President Asia Pacific, Transmode, also commented “This is a win of great significance to Transmode in the Asia Pacific region, as it is our first in the region’s education sector. On a broader level, it demonstrates the relevance of Transmode’s solutions to a wide range of vertical markets and our ability to deliver versatile, cost-effective and easy-to-use solutions to them. We look forward to making the network one that will support UTM in helping its students achieve excellence in science and technology.”

Anna Vue
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Jeff Hustis
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About Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Towards an innovative, entrepreneurial and global university. Since it became a full-fledged university in 1975, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has played a pivotal role as Malaysia’s largest contributor of technical and professional workforce for the local industry, government agencies as well as multinational companies.

Along with its vision to be recognised as a world-class Entrepreneurial Research University, UTM is set to be the centre of academic and technological excellence. Its mission is to be a leader in the development of human capital and innovative technologies that will contribute to the nation’s wealth creation.

UTM is now regarded as Malaysia’s premier institution in engineering, science and technology and ranked in the top 1% league in the World University Rankings in the field of engineering and technology.

UTM’s vision is in line with the nation’s aspiration of becoming a knowledge-based, innovation-led economy that is grounded in creativity and innovation with high value creation.

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 Sigtech
SIGTECH is a telecommunications service provider of engineering and consultancy services pertaining to network design, installation, testing and commissioning of networks like Fiber to the Home (FTTH), Fiber LAN and VoIP. Other products and services include fiber optic network audits, calibration and technical training endorsed by the Fiber Optic Association (USA).

SIGTECH, established in April 2000, is a company with a proven track record for their focus on continuous innovation to provide reliable best-in-class telecommunications products and services.

For additional information about SIGTECH, please visit www.sigtech.com.my