Pangaea Networks picks Transmode for CE2.0 upgrade in New York

Created December 9, 2014
Applications and Research

New York-based Pangaea Networks has upgraded its optical network to support the next generation of MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services using Transmode’s TM-Series of packet-optical transport equipment. The new network enables Pangaea Networks to provide high-capacity access for its customers in New York City and the tri-state area.

The new equipment replaces an existing optical infrastructure and now allows Pangaea Networks to rapidly provide robust high-capacity and differentiated services for business Ethernet, mobile backhaul, wholesale, and LAN access.

The network supports nodes across New York and the surrounding tri-state area in a large mesh network that supports multiple overlaid protected rings, giving any-to-any connectivity across the network. This any-to-any flexibility allows Pangaea to offer a broad range of services across the network without restriction and can support both Layer 1 and Layer 2 packet-optical applications.

“After a thorough technical evaluation of 12 different global providers of packet-optical networking solutions, we selected Transmode”, commented Matthew O’Leary, Pangaea Networks vice president of engineering & operations.

“There were a number of factors that led to Pangaea’s selection of the Transmode TM-Series to support the next leg up in our network expansion. Key among them is our ability to now deploy the bandwidth equivalent of 40 wavelengths of capacity right out of the gate, to support increasing customer demand for our PANMetro Ethernet Ring Service.”

“There were no other suppliers that could provide the type of modular platform that the Transmode TM-Series provides, while also maintaining strict adherence to Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) standards for Quality of Service,” added O’Leary.

At the heart of the network deployed by Pangaea Networks is Transmode’s family of EMXP packet optical transport switches. By adding ROADMs together with these switches, Pangaea is building a CE2.0 network that combines the three powerful standardized features defined by the MEF of multiple classes of service (Multi-CoS), Interconnect and Manageability, ensuring high service performance as well as flexibility and scalability. The network supports services up to 10G today and is designed for a simple upgrade to 100G backhaul and 100G services when needed.

By Matthew Peach

See also:
Press release: Pangaea Networks rolls out 10G CE2.0 in New York with Transmode’s packet-optical solution 

Matthew Peach

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.