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Press Release -- November 20th, 2014
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Pangaea Networks rolls out 10G CE2.0 in New York with Transmode’s packet-optical solution

Dallas, Texas, USA and Stockholm, Sweden – 20th November 2014 – Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, today announced that Pangaea Networks has upgraded its optical network to support the next generation of MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) services using Transmode’s TM-Series. 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 packet-optical network 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."

"In addition, the ability to offer our customers 10Gig, STM-64 and OC192 services as well rapidly scaling capacity to 80 wavelengths through multiplexing without the need for regeneration equipment, allows us to scale at a lower cost, while maintaining a fully redundant network. 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 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.

One of the key benefits Pangaea Networks recognized in the solution was Enlighten™, Transmode’s multi-layer management suite. Of particular interest was the Transmode Planning Tool (TPT), which greatly simplifies deployment of new services.

Services are currently being migrated from the previous network to the new network without any interruption in service performance. The upgrade is expected to be completed in early 2015.

Björn Andersson, Transmode’s Vice President, Americas, commented, “We are delighted to be announcing another new customer in North America.  It is a further example of our technology meeting the requirements of a broad range of network operators in the region. This project also shows that the demand for Business Ethernet continues to grow and that our solutions are a cost effective way of enabling our customers to build high capacity networks to meet this demand.”

For more information please contact:

Ola Elmeland                                                                    Kevin Rocks

Vice President Marketing & Communications                  Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Transmode Systems AB                                                   Pangaea Networks, Inc.

Telephone: +46 8 506 882 71                                          Telephone: +1 212 759 7050

Email: ola.elmeland@transmode.com                              Email: krocks@pangaeanetworks.com

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 onWavelength Division Multiplexing(WDM) and transport technologies such as Ethernet. Transmode'sNative Packet Optical 2.0architecture 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 mobilenetwork operators, service providers, large enterprises and public institutions in over 50 countries across the globe.

For additional information about Transmode, please visit www.transmode.com

About Pangaea Networks

Based in Glen Rock, NJ and New York City, Pangaea Networks is the leading independent provider of Metro Ethernet Local Loop connectivity in New York City and the tri-state area.  Pangaea are a pioneer in the deployment of Managed Ethernet services from the Enterprise market to select carrier hotels and data centers.  The PANMetro™ Ethernet Ring is the only Metro Ethernet service of its kind in the marketplace.  With a single fiber x-connect, the PANMetro™ Ethernet Ring enables Carriers and Resellers to sell more of their own Cloud based and IP services to 34 (and growing!) unique data centers throughout the NYC metro area over Pangaea's fully diverse fiber optic network.

For a listing of available data center locations served by the PANMetro™ Ethernet Ring, please visit us at pangaeanetworks.net

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