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Aug 24, 2010

TransACT Teams with Telco Systems in the Access

MANSFIELD, MA — Telco Systems, a BATM company (LSE: BVC) and a leading provider of Carrier Ethernet access and aggregation solutions, has announced that TransACT, a major Canberra-based telecommunications provider, has selected Telco Systems to provide the edge-to-access solution for an upcoming network upgrade.

“We are experiencing an ever growing demand to provide greater bandwidth with even higher levels of service assurance,” said TransACT Chief Executive Officer Ivan Slavich.
TransACT Chief Technical Officer Wayne Bouffler said, “By providing a fully managed 10G H-VPLS edge solution that interoperates with our core switches, Telco Systems has satisfied the need to expand our Ethernet service offering to more customers, without jeopardizing the current investment in our core network.”

TransACT offers Metro Ethernet services and point-to-point Ethernet services over a fibre network that supports symmetrical speeds ranging from 5Mbps through to 10Gbps and provides carrier-grade data centre and last mile services for SME, Corporate, Wholesale and Government clients. The network also caters for backhaul of TransACT’s next generation of access equipment including their GPON OLT’s and VDSL2 DSLAMs.

The selected solution will enable TransACT to cost-effectively scale their network and expand services to business customers by extending VPLS to the access. It is based on Telco Systems’ T-Marc demarcation devices which reside at the customer premise, and T-Metro 7124 aggregation switches which collect the customer traffic and map them into H-VPLS services in the access network. T-Metro 7224 10Gig service switches act as a full provider edge switch handling most of the VPLS switching while maintaining QoS and SLA, offloading many of these tasks from the core switch. The architecture will support fully redundant Gigabit Ethernet connections to provide sub-50msec failover.

The network upgrade will add capacity of approximately half a terabyte to TransACT’s expansive fibre optic network which will enable them to support thousands more new services. The upgrade is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2011.


About Telco Systems

Telco Systems designs and develops innovative, multi-service Carrier Ethernet access and demarcation solutions to enable carriers and service providers to deploy highly reliable and manageable Ethernet services to both business and residential subscribers. These solutions support a cost effective evolution to a service-assured all IP/Ethernet network and enable service providers to introduce new services to capture additional revenue by supporting mixed services across a carrier Ethernet network

Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (London stock exchange ticker symbol: BVC). For more information on Telco Systems, visit our website at

About TransACT
TransACT, an Australian-based company, is proud to deliver tailored communications solutions to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the surrounding region. From fixed-line phone and mobile services to super fast broadband, along with entertainment-on-demand and subscription television, TransACT has a solution to suit both residential and business customers. For more information visit the TransACT’s website

Media enquiry contacts:

Raylene Kadrmas, Telco Systems

Susan Forshner, PAN Communications

Stephanie Luelf, TransACT
+61 414 515 359,