Cablenet of Cyprus taps Ekinops for capacity upgrade

Cablenet Communication Systems Ltd. of Cyprus has purchased the Ekinops 360 optical transport platform to increase the capacity of its optical network, according to the systems vendor. The 360 platform’s ability to support bidirectional transport over a single optical fiber will improve the efficiency of Cablenet’s network, Ekinops asserts.

Cablenet Communication Systems Ltd. of Cyprus has purchased the Ekinops 360 optical transport platform to increase the capacity of its optical network, according to the systems vendor. The 360 platform’s ability to support bidirectional transport over a single optical fiber will improve the efficiency of Cablenet’s network, Ekinops asserts.

Cablenet, which began as a cable-TV provider in 2003, decided several years ago to expand into fixed telephony and Internet access services. In 2007 it launched the first triple-play package in its market. Since then, Cablenet has invested in both international capacity and domestic networks to enhance its offerings to residences and businesses.

The Ekinops 360 transport system was designed to transport large volumes of 10G services over a single fiber. It is also capable of transmitting long distances without in-line amplifiers. The combination of these two capabilities allows Cablenet to signficantly reduce its transport infrastructure costs, Ekinops says.

"We selected Ekinops because of the company's ability to provide what we needed over a single fiber," agreed Antonis Vasili, technical director for Cablenet, "and we have been very pleased with its performance. Installation of the equipment went flawlessly and it has turned out to be a very robust and cost-effective solution both from a capex as well as opex standpoint."

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