Kontron wins its first contract with SNCF Voyageurs

Transilien SNCF Voyageurs awarded Kontron Transportation, which will work in cooperation with Ribbon, a contract to deliver the Optical Transportation Network project (OTN technology).

The project involves the replacement of obsolete WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) equipment in the Paris region with OTN (Optical Transportation Network) technology from Ribbon – leveraging techology from its ECI Telecom acquisition.

This is the first Kontron Transportation project with Transilien SNCF Voyageurs and has a duration of 5 years, which includes an additional option for 5 years further.

“This is a first important milestone on the way to switching from conventional transmission to optical technology on mission – critical networks. We are proud, that Transilien SNCF Voyageurs wants to take this step with Kontron Transportation and our partner Ribbon Communications”, Richard Bussienne VP Mission Critical Networks at Kontron Transportation Western Europe said.

Transilien SNCF Voyageurs will benefit from best-in class OTN technology and from the migration skills and expertise from Kontron Transportation.

In the future, Kontron Transportation will develop convergent IP (IP/MPLS, MPLS/TP) and optical networking solutions (WDM/OTN) through its new partnership with Ribbon.

OTN technology is a promising technology that will be used by many rail operators to replace the aging SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) networks.

“We have two years to make a Copernican revolution in our network with the help of Kontron Transportation and the Ribbon Communcations solution. Our goal is a scalable, robust and controlled network. We are confident and very satisfied with the first steps we have taken with Kontron Transportation towards our goal”, Pascal Mercier, Head of Transilien Transmission at SNCF Voyageurs said.

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