A new deal between T-Mobile Austria and Transmode enables the Austria-based carrier to take advantage of the frame agreement previously agreed upon between Transmode and Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile Austria’s parent company. After considering a range of solutions, T-Mobile Austria chose Transmode’s TG-Series solution on the basis of its advantageous technical performance and rapid projected return on investment.
T-Mobile Austria required the network expansion offered by Transmode’s TG-Series WDM solution to increase capacity on its existing fiber network to support the growth in traffic within their mobile networks across the whole country. This is a passive WDM solution, which is effectively an overlay that will enable greater capacity on T-Mobile Austria’s existing fiber network.
"We were looking for a cost efficient and flexible solution to combine 10G and STM-16 services on the same infrastructure," said Manfred Reiff, senior manager, multilayer transmission planning at T-Mobile Austria. "We needed the new system to operate in parallel with the existing SDH network and our new IP platform. Transmode’s solution was a well proven technology in our parent company and T-Mobile Austria is happy to be deploying it as well."
T-Mobile Austria says it has seen a linear increase in traffic of 100 percent in the past few years, with the main traffic generators being mobile data cards used for ADSL substitution, smartphones and tablets. Social media such as YouTube and Facebook are the leading applications driving bandwidth growth. T-Mobile is also now offering a new music-streaming platform called Deezer and the company is expecting a lot of bandwidth growth from this product as well.