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ESB Telecoms opens up Irish Backhaul Market with Transmode TM-Series


Transmode, a leading provider of Optical Networking Solutions, today announced that ESB Telecoms, the leading independent provider of wholesale telecommunications services in the Irish market, has achieved the highest market share in the Irish Trunk Market.

The recent Leased Line Market Report for the Irish regulator, ComReg, studied the competitive environment in the Irish Leased Line market and concluded that ESB Telecoms (ESBT) had achieved rapid growth since its previous report and held a 46.2% market share by capacity when compared to 40.4% for Eircom and 13.4% for BT Ireland. This growth suggests that ESB Telecoms’ entry into the national backhaul market has been a genuine enabler to competition in Ireland.

ESBT’s Irish national and Dublin metro networks have been lit with the Transmode TM-Series multi-reach WDM platform. The TM-Series provides ESBT with a flexible and scaleable WDM platform that supports rapid service delivery coupled with high network resilience. The network is built using 2.5 Gbit/s and 10 Gbit/s wavelengths and supports SDH and Gigabit Ethernet traffic in addition to other protocols.

“With our focus on high capacity services, rapid service delivery and carrier class operation are critically important to ESB Telecoms,” said Tom Bambury, ESBT’s Sales and Marketing Manager. “The Transmode TM-Series provides our team with the ideal platform to reliably and economically build such services which have enabled the company to take this leading market share so quickly with a large number of prestige customers”.

The Transmode TM-series Multi-reach Optical Platform provides users with a common set of C/DWDM Transponders and Muxponders over a range of three chassis options from high capacity 10u chassis to 1u chassis for access nodes. The TM-Series supports a range of single and dual fibre configurations providing transport and access solutions for regional and national networks to metro and campus networks.

“This market share data is great news for ESB Telecoms and superb validation of their business model and choice of Transmode as their optical networking supplier,” said Björn Andersson, Transmode’s VP Sales. “The rapid growth to this market leading position is also testament to the hard work of all the ESB Telecoms team and we naturally wish them continued success in the future”.

About ESB Telecoms
ESB Telecoms, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB, is the leading independent provider of wholesale telecommunications services in the Irish market and was voted Best Network Infrastructure Company at ICT 2005, Ireland’s annual Information and Communications Technology event. ESB Telecoms’ network includes a 1300km nationwide fibre optic network, 14 Points of Presence (PoPs) and a portfolio of over 300 strategically positioned radio sites throughout the country. The network is connected to many of the government-owned MANs as well as various key Data Centres and international gateways in the Dublin area.

About Transmode
Transmode is a leading provider of optical networking solutions, for transport of data, voice and video traffic, based on WDM-technology (Wavelength Division Multiplexing).

Our customer base consists of more than 150 network operators, service providers, large enterprises and public institutions across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Transmode’s comprehensive product portfolio and strong global organization enable our customers to cost efficiently grow the capacity and to improve service level of their regional, metro and metro access networks, without compromising on functionality.

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For more information please contact:

Johan Sandell
Director of Marketing
Telephone: +46 8 506 88 207

Tom Bambury
Sales and Marketing Manager
ESB Telecoms
Telephone: +353 1 702 6688


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