Universiti Teknologi Malaysia selects Transmode for Packet-Optical network

Stockholm, Sweden and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 12th June 2014 – Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, today announced that Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), has selected Transmode for an integrated packet-optical metro-core and access network to support its students and researchers in optical communication research and development.

UTM is an innovation-led and graduate-focused research university and takes a leading role in Malaysia’s national high technology development strategies. To further develop UTM’s capabilities within the optical networking R’n’D community, the university is developing an advanced and scalable optical communication research facility. UTM aims to support existing research activities and also to provide an enhanced training facility on optical communication systems and networking technology.To support this activity, Transmode will be deploying the TM-Series platform with ROADM units to enable cost optimized Flexible Optical Networking supporting layer 1 and layer 2 packet-optical traffic.

Transmode has provided ROADM nodes that are built for dynamic network applications and allow hitless wavelength allocation and a future proof traffic design. In addition, the network includes packet-optical Layer 2 units that are designed to integrate Ethernet functionality in optical networks and reduce the need for additional expensive and complex equipment.

The network equipment has been supplied, installed and commissioned by Transmode and its local partner, Sigtech, at the Photonics Characterization Research Laboratory in UTM’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering. When completed in the first half of 2014, the new network will provide optical engineering students with an innovative test-bed environment and training center. Masters and PhD students will be able to use the test-bed to test hardware and software designs in a realistic network environment. UTM plans to continue to expand the network with nodes in other universities and research establishments to expand the university’s connectivity.

Associate Professor Dr. Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus, at UTM said, “Our aim is to build a network which includes a test-bed facility quickly and efficiently. We needed one that is based on optical equipment that offers flexibility in traffic switching at the wavelength and Ethernet layers, so that our engineering students can have hands-on access to the latest technologies. Amongst the commercially available solution providers, Transmode stood out as their packet-optical system met our specifications perfectly, including high ease-of-use which is instrumental in supporting our objectives.”

Mark Stevens, Vice President Asia Pacific, Transmode, also commented “This is a win of great significance to Transmode in the Asia Pacific region, as it is our first in the region’s education sector. On a broader level, it demonstrates the relevance of Transmode’s solutions to a wide range of vertical markets and our ability to deliver versatile, cost-effective and easy-to-use solutions to them. We look forward to making the network one that will support UTM in helping its students achieve excellence in science and technology.”

For more information please contact:


Ola Elmeland

Vice President Marketing & Communications

Transmode Systems AB

Telephone: +46 8 506 882 71

Email: ola.elmeland@transmode.com


About Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Towards an innovative, entrepreneurial and global university. Since it became a full-fledged university in 1975, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has played a pivotal role as Malaysia’s largest contributor of technical and professional workforce for the local industry, government agencies as well as multinational companies.

Along with its vision to be recognised as a world-class Entrepreneurial Research University, UTM is set to be the centre of academic and technological excellence. Its mission is to be a leader in the development of human capital and innovative technologies that will contribute to the nation’s wealth creation.

UTM is now regarded as Malaysia’s premier institution in engineering, science and technology and ranked in the top 1% league in the World University Rankings in the field of engineering and technology.

UTM’s vision is in line with the nation’s aspiration of becoming a knowledge-based, innovation-led economy that is grounded in creativity and innovation with high value creation.


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 45,000 systems for over 550 fixed and mobile network operators, service providers, large enterprises and public institutions in over 50 countries across the globe.


About Sigtech

SIGTECH is a telecommunications service provider of engineering and consultancy services pertaining to network design, installation, testing and commissioning of networks like Fiber to the Home (FTTH), Fiber LAN and VoIP. Other products and services include fiber optic network audits, calibration and technical training endorsed by the Fiber Optic Association (USA).

SIGTECH, established in April 2000, is a company with a proven track record for their focus on continuous innovation to provide reliable best-in-class telecommunications products and services.

For additional information about SIGTECH, please visit www.sigtech.com.my