JUNE 27, 2007 â�� Ekinops (search for Ekinops), provider of optical transport and DWDM solutions, today announced that a major French CLEC, e-tÃ©ra, has deployed the Ekinops optical transport platform to expand its national, high-speed transmission network. e-tÃ©ra says it selected the Ekinops 360 platform for its high performance and scalability. The network has been under commercial service for several months now.
In order to optimize its high-speed optical transport and quickly meet the growing needs of its customers, including service providers, enterprises, and local authorities, e-tÃ©ra needed to integrate new equipment to transport Gigabit Ethernet traffic on metro and long-haul DWDM optical networks.
"The technical solution suggested by Ekinops, as well as the reactivity of its teams, enabled us in record time to achieve our goal of deploying the network and keeping our costs under control," recalls Patrick Vu, project leader, engineering and deployment, at e-tÃ©ra.
Ekinops equipment connects several e-tÃ©ra points of presence (PoPs) in southwest France using advanced technologies that carry 40G capacity today and are ready for 80G traffic bi-directionally on a single fiber for several 300-km links, say Ekinops representatives.
Additionally, Ekinops says it has helped e-tÃ©ra connect its two separate IP networks between Paris and Geneva via the CLEC's existing SDH network.
"Ekinops was able to immediately provide e-tÃ©ra with a plug-and-play solution based on the Ekinops 360 platform in a single compact chassis, which included all the functionalities the client needed," reports Sebastien Bernard, France sales director at Ekinops. "Our goal consisted of providing e-tÃ©ra the most optimized solution to quickly meet current needs and be ready for the ever-growing demands of bandwidth in the future," he adds.