UK's Epsilon taps Turin for metro optical network expansion

Feb. 2, 2006
February 2, 2006 Petaluma, CA -- UK-based telecommunications company Epsilon Telecommunications has deployed Turin Networks' Traverse multi-service transport switch in its London metro optical ring network to expand network capacity from 2.5- to 10 Gbit/sec.

February 2, 2006 Petaluma, CA -- UK-based telecommunications company Epsilon Telecommunications has deployed Turin Networks' Traverse multi-service transport switch in its London metro optical ring network to expand network capacity from 2.5- to 10 Gbit/sec.

Also, in a second phase, Epsilon says it will mount a major European backbone expansion, initially deploying Turin's switches in its Paris, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam metro rings. With the Traverse platform in operation, Epsilon says it is in a position to introduce Ethernet-based services such as voice-over-IP (VoIP) to its customers.

"Epsilon has one of the best connected voice interconnection networks in Europe, and the Turin platform has given us the means to speed up the provisioning cycle and to broaden support for our growing market," remarks George Szlosarek, network operations manager for Epsilon. "Turin products will be at the heart of our expanded Ethernet service capability. The advanced features of the Traverse platform's next-generation Ethernet cards, coupled with other equipment from the product portfolio, allow for a truly flexible Ethernet service offering."

One of Epsilon's core services is supplying E1 connections between cities in Europe and the U.S. According to Epsilon officials, the Traverse platform's distributed switching architecture is an ideal fit for the company's business, providing "pay-as-you-grow" scalability and economics.

"The wide variety of modules available for the Turin chassis gives Epsilon a strong competitive advantage," continues Szlosarek. "In one unit we can integrate SDH, Ethernet, and WDM optics, enabling us to optimize the network for whatever application we need to deliver."

"Epsilon Telecommunications is using Turin Networks to upgrade its existing SDH network to support the rapid business growth of managed bandwidth services and to enable the growth of next-generation Ethernet-based services such as VoIP," concludes Lars Cavi, vice president and managing director for Turin's EMEA operation. "Fast time-to-market, flexibility, quality of service, manageability, customer service, and 'pay-as-you-grow' economics are key to Epsilon's expansion strategy, and we are pleased to provide the platform that will help Epsilon drive its aggressive expansion."