Casema select Transmode and Arcadiz to provide optical infrastructure for Triple Play services in The Netherlands
Transmode, the Optical Pioneer, and channel partner Arcadiz, today announced that Casema, the Dutch Cable TV operator, has successfully deployed the Transmode TS-1100 C/DWDM platform to support Triple Play services in The Netherlands.
The new network provides Casema with Gigabit Ethernet and SDH capacity to support expansion in existing triple play services, whilst also supporting high-capacity services directly to large enterprise customers. The initial phase of the deployment, which was in service by the end of August, comprised 40 nodes.
Casema are one of the largest cable TV operators in The Netherlands with a residential customer base of around 1.4 million subscribers. Casema’s business division (‘Casema Zakelijk’) also provides a range of high-end services to enterprise customers across the region.
“With the Transmode TS-1100 platform, Casema are capable of simply and quickly increasing network capacity to meet the rapidly changing demand from both residential and business customers, whilst maintaining a low day-one cost to the network,” said Andrei Noppe, Vice President Network Operations at Casema. “Transmode and Arcadiz provide us with not only the right product but also the right services and support, enabling us to increase our flexibility to better serve our rapidly growing customer base.”
The TS-1100 deployment provides Casema with a flexible and scalable platform supporting multi-protocol 2.5G and 10G Transponders and Hi-Speed and Low-Speed Muxponder units. Initially supporting low-cost CWDM wavelengths, the system has the scalability to extend to additional CWDM and DWDM wavelengths in service. Using patented Intelligent WDM protocol recognition and functionality such as SFP/XFP pluggable optics, the TS-1100 provides network operators and enterprises with a true plug-and-play experience, greatly reducing network and service turn up times.
“Arcadiz provide Casema with a broad range of local support and professional services, thus ensuring that the cost of introducing this new network is minimized and the return on investment is maximized,” said Jos Vermeylen, Arcadiz’s Managing Director. “In addition to 24/7 local TAC support, Arcadiz provide installation and commissioning, product training, network design consultancy and Network Management integration support to Casema.”
“The Casema project is a great example of the suitability of the Transmode portfolio for Cable TV and Triple Play applications,” said Johan Lindskog, Transmode’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The high degree of automation provides Casema with a powerful yet simple to use product. When this is combined with a strong local partner such as Arcadiz, the customer can swiftly scale their network to meet the rapid and sometimes unpredictable growth seen in these networks, especially when enterprise services are also supported from the same platform.”
With over 35 years of experience and around 1.4 million subscribers, Casema is one of the Netherlands’ leading cable operators. The Casema network, whose traditional task has been to transport radio and television signals to private households, is located mainly in the central and southwestern parts of the Netherlands. Casema is active in such cities as The Hague, Utrecht, Amersfoort and Breda.
Arcadiz Telecom, a privately held company headquartered in Leuven (Belgium), specializes in high-end services and customized systems design for the paneuropean and Central-Asian carrier, cellular and ISP marketplace. Arcadiz Telecom builds upon years of industry and engineering experience, network design expertise, and long-standing partnership relations with leading suppliers allowing to develop best-of-class solutions that meet even the most demanding customer needs.
Arcadiz Telecom offers a broad range of advanced solutions, ranging from fiber optic transmission solutions (including CWDM, DWDM, SDH and Metro-Ethernet solutions), over UMTS-related solutions for mobile operators to digital broadcast video transmission (DVB) for cable operators and off-network solutions for international operating carriers. Arcadiz Telecom customers include KPN, Belgacom Mobile, Verizon, Casema, Brutélé, M-link (Orascom), Kazakh Telecom, Kar-Tel, etc.
For more information about Arcadiz Telecom, please visit http://www.arcadiz.com/
Transmode is a Pioneer in Optical Networking. Innovations such as intelligent WDM (iWDM), which dramatically lowers operational cost, and unamplified DWDM, which reduces network CAPEX and complexity, have contributed to success at a global level, with a customer base of more than 100 network operators, service providers, enterprises and public institutions across Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Transmode is the only company with the full spectrum of Optical Networking solutions based on WDM, designed to cater for the needs of Network Operators and Enterprises alike without compromising on functionality or cost-efficiency. Transmode’s product portfolio addresses Optical Networking requirements from regional networks, through metro core and access networks, all the way down to the customer premises.
For more information about Transmode, please visit http://www.transmode.com
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