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Transmode and NEC enter global partnership strengthening operator offering


STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, and NEC Corporation, a leading provider of microwave and long haul WDM solutions, today announced that they have signed global a partnership agreement.

Under the terms of the 5-year agreement NEC will resell Transmode’s Metro WDM optical networking equipment globally on a non-exclusive basis, allowing NEC to provide a first class offering to its customers.

“Optical fiber based networking solutions are playing an increasingly important role as network architectures in the access and metro continue to evolve to meet backhaul needs as well as end user requirements. NEC’s market leading Microwave transmission systems along with our switching and aggregation portfolio and the partnership with Transmode allows us to address the needs of both fixed and mobile carriers.” says Mr. Yoichi Watanabe, Associate Senior Vice President and Executive General Manager International Carrier Solutions Operations Unit, NEC Corporation.

Karl Thedéen, CEO at Transmode says, “The need to increase capacity in the optical networks is being driven by the exponential growth in all types of communications traffic. The partnership between NEC and Transmode creates a ready-made solution to that challenge. With these solutions, fixed and mobile carriers will be able to meet increased bandwidth demands from VDSL, HSPA, LTE and other high bandwidth technologies in a cost efficient way as they build out the optical networks.”

“We are delighted to have signed a reseller agreement with NEC, as it will give Transmode a greater global reach and better access to large carriers and mobile operators in particular.” said Mr. Thedéen and continued. “We believe it is a perfect match both from a product and from a market point of view and will be yet another example of a successful cooperation between a Swedish and a Japanese company.”

The worldwide market for Metro WDM is set to grow from $3.7billon in 2008 to $5.4 billion in 2011 according to a study by independent Infonetics Research Nov 2008.

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is one of the world’s leading providers of Internet, broadband network, and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of a diversified global base of customers.

NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation.

The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC website at:

About Transmode
Transmode is a leading provider of optical networking solutions for transport of data, voice and video traffic, based on CWDM and DWDM technology (Course/Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing).

Our customer base consists of more than 200 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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