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Transmode launches Pre-Staging service to speed up network deployment


Stockholm, Sweden - Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, today announced the launch of its Pre-Staging service that is designed to help service providers deploy new networks quickly and more efficiently. The service reduces on-site time, simplifies logistics and ensures quality by building, patching and configuring chassis in a controlled environment prior to shipping to site.

Transmode has previously custom-built networks remotely for some clients but the company is now offering the new Pre-Staging service to all customers. The service facilitates a network roll-out by pre-building, pre-configuring and testing the exact network configuration in Transmode’s facilities before shipping to the customer’s premises.

Dan Rydberg, the company’s Vice President Operations and Customer Service commented, "We are seeing a trend that more and more of our customers asking to deploy their network equipment using a Pre-Staging service. The Pre-Staging service will help our customers reduce network deployment time and speed up time to revenue. Specifically it will reduce on-site time by up to 50% compared to deployments that have not been pre-staged.

"Our pre-staging team performs the service in a controlled five step process that can be selected by our customers. We help define requirements, pre-build exact hardware configuration, configure software and test completed network, all before being clearly labelled and shipped to site. To meet customer specific requirements, the Pre-Staging service can be tailor made and delivered with combinations of these steps.

Transmode’s Pre-Staging service utilizes standard project management tools, ensuring a structured and repeatable process.

Surf Telecoms, a leading communications provider benefited from the pre-staging service during their recent major network upgrade and roll out. Andy Baker, Design Manager, from Surf Telecoms in the UK commented, “We found the Pre-Staging service from Transmode a great benefit. Having the correct equipment for each site, with all cards, cabling and software pre-installed, along with all settings pre-configured and the whole configuration pre-tested on-site at a central Surf location greatly speeded up the installation process. It also greatly increased the quality of the network rollout as configuration errors were removed and we knew the network equipment had already been fully tested. Overall this reduced cost and helped make the project run smoothly and on track.”

Mark Burton, Vice President Europe for Transmode, commented, “We are constantly reviewing our service offerings to customers and believe that the Pre-Staging service is an excellent complement to customers who prefer to perform their own network roll-out or simply want help with the implementation.”

Learn more about the Pre-Staging service in the Pre-Staging film and datasheet:

About Transmode
Transmode is a global provider of packet-optical networking solutions that enable fixed line and mobile network operators to cost effectively address the capacity needs created by the rapid growth in video and data traffic. These solutions are important building blocks in next-generation high-speed optical networks that support services such as broadband backhaul, mobile data backhaul, video delivery services and cloud computing. Transmode’s solutions are designed to increase the capacity, flexibility and functionality of metro and regional networks and are based on Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and transport technologies such as Ethernet. Transmode’s Native Packet Optical 2.0 architecture gives customers key advantages such as cost efficient Ethernet services, ultra-low latency, low power consumption and future proof network design.

Transmode is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Exchange (TRMO). Since 2000 the company has installed more than 40,000 systems for over 500 fixed and mobile network operators, service providers, large enterprises and public institutions in over 45 countries across the globe.

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About Surf Telecoms
Surf Telecoms delivers state of the art telecommunications services across the whole of the mainland UK. Having expanded its services from its installed base in the South West of England and Wales Surf Telecoms now offers a range of telecoms services from 2mb leased lines to 10Gb optical wavelengths, dark fibre and secure colocation and site sharing facilities. Together with agreements with other communications providers Surf offers network coverage that is not limited by the geography of its own network.

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