AUGUST 27, 2008 -- Thailand-based telecommunications company Symphony has selected Ekinops' (search for Ekinops) 360 Multi-Service Multi-Reach transport platform to aggregate and transport Gigabit Ethernet circuits over its 10G optical architecture. Symphony says it selected Ekinops' equipment to address the fast-growing networking requirements of its carrier and ISP customers in the metropolitan Bangkok area.
Symphony uses optical technology and network infrastructure services to provide domestic data transmission and other applications to enterprises as well as telecommunications service providers in the country. The carrier's network is now based on Ekinops' flagship platform, the Ekinops 360, and its Gigabit Ethernet aggregation, transport, and ADM capabilities, which allow for cost-effective use of network resources while transporting Ethernet, say Ekinops representatives.
The Ekinops offering requires Symphony to deploy only a single 10G wavelength to transport multiple Gigabit Ethernet circuits, optimizing the use of its metro fiber resources.
"We chose the Ekinops solution because we were looking for a high-performance, cost-effective, scalable, and flexible solution, allowing us to deploy and transport Gigabit Ethernet Circuits over metro spans of varying distances," reports Teerapum Piyaosotsan, manager/network planning officer of Symphony. Â
"We like the Ekinops solution as it is a versatile platform offering point-to-point, daisy chain, and add-drop Gigabit Ethernet capabilities over a Layer 1 10GÂ transportÂ and distribution architecture, which is a unique capability, giving us an unrivalled flexibility to provide services to our customers," Puyaosotsan adds. "Lastly, Ekinops has delivered the service in record time, allowing us to exceed our customer expectations."
"We are delighted to work with Symphony and Telescience, an Ekinops partner, for our first deployment in Thailand," contends Marc Olivier, vice president Asia for Ekinops. "This deployment perfectly illustrates the value proposition we bring to our customers.
"Ekinops' multi-reach metro, regional, andÂ long-haul aggregation and DWDM optical transport platform, based on Ekinops' T-Chip (Transport on a Chip) technology, has allowed us to deliver rapidly a carrier class Ethernet and optical networking solution in a very compact, modular, and flexible platform with the industry's lowest total cost of ownership," says Olivier. "Our solution, in turn, allows our customers, like Symphony, to maximize their return on investment using best-in-class technology."
The Ekinops Ethernet ADM capability is part of the Ekinops 360 platform and is ideal for transporting Gigabit Ethernet and SONET/SDH traffic in optical transport networks, the company explains. The Ekinops Ethernet ADM offering allows service providers to aggregate Gigabit Ethernet from many different sites over a shared wavelength rather than over individual wavelengths to each site as is required by other offerings.Â
Using Ethernet ADM aggregation reduces the number of wavelengths in any CWDM or DWDM network and lowers the cost of the entire network, claims Ekinops.