FiberNet selects Ekinops gear

MAY 19, 2009 -- FiberNet Telecom Group Inc. has chosen the Ekinops 360 multi-reach optical transport system for the deployment of 10G and Gigabit Ethernet services.

MAY 19, 2009 -- FiberNet Telecom Group Inc. (search Lightwave for FiberNet), a provider of complex interconnection services, has chosen the Ekinops 360 multi-reach optical transport system for the deployment of 10G and Gigabit Ethernet services.

FiberNet will use the Ekinops 360, a carrier-class optical transport platform for metro, regional, and long-haul networks, to deliver 10-Gbps services in the New York/New Jersey region and in Los Angeles.

"We were looking for a high-density, reliable product for high-bandwidth 10-gigabit services and we found that in the Ekinops 360," said Ernie Hoffmann, senior vice president of engineering and operations for FiberNet Telecom Group.

"From the beginning, the Ekinops equipment has been easy to install, and its management system has been particularly user-friendly," he continued. "Its reliability and ease of use has been great. We are now looking to Ekinops for Gigabit Ethernet and 2.5-gigabit service aggregation as well."

The price of the Ekinops (search Lightwave for Ekinops) equipment was also a factor in FiberNet's decision, Hoffmann noted. "The volume of 10-gigabit services has grown over the past year. For FiberNet to continue to meet our customers' expectations, we need to provide world-class service at a competitive price. The Ekinops 360 helps us achieve that goal," he said.

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