Netnod chooses Cube Optics SOA amplifiers to deliver cost effective 100G services around Stockholm

Mainz, Germany, (PresseBox) - Cube Optics AG has been chosen by leading Swedish IXP Netnod to deploy 40/100Gig SOA amplifier's in Stockholm, Sweden.

Netnod is one of the largest Internet exchange points (IXPs) in Europe, with five locations in different cities in Sweden. "Netnod has the highest amount of traffic per network connected of all exchange points in Europe. We were looking at options to extend the reach of 100G within the Stockholm area" commented Kurt Erik Lindqvist, CEO of Netnod. "We are seeing an increasing requirement from our customers to expand their networks to 100G, but with low price points.

Our customers were requesting 100G but due to the prices of LR4 optics, we were not able to meet their price points, until we spoke with Cube Optics." Kurt Erik continues.

"Our SOA amplifier is world leading 40/100Gig solution for extending the reach of 1310nm LR4 transceivers and provides excellent value for money versus expensive ER4 100G options" explained Francis Nedvidek, CEO of Cube Optics "Cube Optics are continue to push the boundaries on 100G low cost options for the Metro area and we are pleased to be working with Netnod, and other leading internet exchange providers, to cost effectively extend the reach of 100Gig.

About Netnod

Netnod is a non-profit, neutral and independent Internet infrastructure organisation based in Sweden.

Netnod operates five Internet exchange points (IXPs) in different cities in Sweden, where Internet operators can connect and exchange traffic (peer). The Netnod IX has among the highest amount of traffic per peer in Europe, offers connection speeds up to 100 Gbps and is fully IPv6 enabled.

Netnod also manages a variety of DNS services. Netnod provides anycast and unicast slave service to TLDs worldwide through its highly respected DNSNODE product.

Netnod is also the proud operator of i.root-servers.net, one of the 13 logical DNS root name servers in the world. This service is provided as a public service to the Internet community at-large, as part of Netnods goal to work for the Good of the Internet.

HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics AG

Cube Optics sells a family of ultra-compact optical components and modules tailored to the demands of the access network. Its innovative active/passive optical packaging platforms enables the Company to provide outside-plant Telcordia approved, bandwidth enhancing solutions at compelling price points.

This miniature packaging platform leverages advanced micro-injection molding techniques and enables network operators to realize low-cost, high performance architectures for both large and small network deployments and legacy infrastructure upgrades.

Cube Optics' products have been implemented in a wide variety of applications including local loop unbundling, HFC/MSO capacity upgrades, FTTX roll-outs as well as in equipment for the test and measurement of access networks.

The Company is based in Mainz, Germany, and includes among its main investors The Carlyle Group, Sevin Rosen Funds, Star Ventures and Target Partners.

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