Transmode : Transmode named as a pioneer of MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0

     Transmode : Transmode named as a pioneer of MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0

Stockholm, Sweden - 30^th January 2013 - Transmode, a global supplier of
packet-optical networking solutions, today announced that it is one of the
first vendors to be certified for the new Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0)
standard for advanced Ethernet services by the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum).

CE2.0 is the latest development from the MEF and extends the range of
standardized services available from MEF certified products and enhances
interconnect and multi-CoS capabilities that these can provide. Transmode
supports CE2.0 as part of its Native Packet Optical 2.0 architecture which
also includes support for MPLS-TP and OTN transport. Transmode's Native Packet
Optical 2.0 architecture provides network operators with a packet-friendly
network with industry-leading transport performance.

The MEF announced the first wave of CE2.0 certificates at the MEF Americas
Carrier Ethernet Summit and MEF Quarterly meeting in San Diego. The MEF
standardisation program is extremely important for the industry as it allows
operators to provide standardised services that are local, national or
cross-regional using their own and third-party network infrastructure
seamlessly with guaranteed and measureable quality levels.

"I am delighted that Transmode has passed this new and highly rigorous testing
program and has been announced in this first block of certified companies,"
said Sten Nordell, Transmode's Chief Technology Officer. "I am especially
pleased that we passed this certification testing with the commercially
available software for our products and we passed with no problems. This means
that many of our customers are already running CE2.0 Certified Transmode
products in their networks. Not many vendors are able to claim this
outstanding achievement."

Bob Mandeville President and Founder of test lab Iometrix, responsible for
MEF's testing process, outlined the challenges of meeting the new exacting
standards: "CE 2.0 is a difficult accreditation to achieve. To be recognised
as CE 2.0 certified, each company must pass a suite that totals 634 stringent
tests. Over 155 companies are now certified for CE 1.0 and the adoption signs
for 2.0 are exciting. The demand for certified products and services is a
driving force, and we expect a significant increase in service provider
certifications not only from established markets, but also from developing
economies in 2013."

Nan Chen, President of the MEF continued, "Next generation Carrier Ethernet
2.0 (CE 2.0), extends the original Carrier Ethernet remit with vital added
features including multiple classes of service, greater manageability and
easier interconnect for all eight standard service types, enabling new levels
of efficiency for mobile backhaul, making it easier for a large number of
access providers to join the Carrier Ethernet community and establish Carrier
Ethernet as a business class cloud service carrier. The main market drivers
continue to dominate business: bandwidth growth, mobile data and LTE migration
and the growth of public and private cloud computing."

For more information please contact:

Ola Elmeland
Vice President Marketing & Communications
Transmode Systems AB
Telephone: +46 8 506 882 71

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 based on Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and packet optical
transport technologies, which are designed to increase the capacity,
flexibility and functionality of optical metro core and metro access networks.
Transmode's Intelligent WDM (iWDM(TM)) approach gives key advantages to
customers, such as ultra-low latency, low power consumption and innovative
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
30,000 systems for over 400 fixed and mobile network operators, service
providers, large enterprises and public institutions in over 40 countries
across the globe.

For additional information about Transmode, please visit

About the MEF
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 200 organizations
including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network
equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing
organizations. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of
Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier
Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote
interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.

For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all
current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at

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