Czech Operator SELFservis deploys Transmode DWDM technology in CzechBone network

Tuesday, 02. December 2008 10:00
STOCKHOLM, Sweden and PRAGUE, Czech Republic - December 4 2008 -
Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, and
Czech Republic-based value-added reseller partner RLC Praha, today
announced that SELFservis, a Czech Cable-TV and alternative operator,
has deployed the Transmode TM-Series in it's CzechBone network across
the Czech Republic.

The SELFservis operated national CzechBone network provides local and
national transit connectivity and a range of data services to a wide
range of international customers and to local Cable TV operators.
Customers such as UPC, Telekom Austria and GTS use the CzechBone
network for high speed services. The Transmode TM-Series solution
provides SELFservis with a Gigabit Ethernet over CWDM and DWDM
network that takes full advantage of Transmode's iWDM (Intelligent
WDM) concept and Low Power Design. This provides SELFservis with a
scalable network offering industry leading Ethernet over WDM
functionality, significantly reduced operating costs and lower power

"The expansion of the CzechBone network is an important project for
SELFservis" said Jan Dasovsky, SELFservis' CEO and Owner. "As network
capacity grows we need a solution that can scale quickly and
differentiate our network, while keeping operational costs down. We
evaluated a number of global WDM vendors and selected Transmode due
to the company's focus on WDM technology. The Transmode TM-Series
provides us at SELFservis with a solid platform for network growth
while providing the best whole life cost".

Transmode's local partner in the Czech Republic, RLC Praha, provides
SELFservis with a range of additional services, including 24/7
monitoring of the network.

"The SELFservis' CzechBone network is a major enabler of telecoms and
Cable TV services within the Czech Republic" said Björn Andersson,
Vice President Sales of Transmode. "Transmode's focus on metro and
regional WDM solutions has provided SELFservis with a solution that
cost effectively scales as their capacity grows. While the
Transmode's iWDM Ethernet over WDM technology ensures that the
network can provide differentiated services within the Czech

About SELFservis
SELFservis is a key operator of CableTV and Data networks within the
Czech Republic and Slovakia providing local and international
customers with local, national and transit services across the

SELFservis operates a number of networks including the SELFnet Cable
TV network and the CzechBone national network, providing services to
international customers such as BT, Telekom Austria, UPC, Orange and
GTS. Additionally SELFservis acts as a provider of IPTV video
streams for many international partners in the Czech Republic and

SELFservis is also a key contributor to local organizations such as
the Czech Association of Competitive Communications and Neutral
Internet eXchange of the Czech Republic (NIX.CZ).

For additional information about SELFservis, please visit

About RLC Praha
RLC Praha is a leading provider of communications infrastructure
within the Czech Republic. With a focus on WDM, FTTx and Ethernet
technologies, RLC Praha provides customers with deep product
knowledge and a range of additional value-added services.

Founded in 1993, RLC Praha has established a broad customer base and
operates networks on behalf of key customers with ISO certified
24/7/365 capabilities.

For additional information about RLC Praha, please visit

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 230 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.

For additional information about Transmode, please visit

For more information please contact:
Ola Elmeland
Vice President Marketing & Communications
Transmode Systems AB
Telephone: +46 8 527 675 50

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