DQE Communications delivers wavelength services via Ekinops optical network systems

DQE Communications, a subsidiary of Duquesne Light Holdings that offers business network services in western Pennsylvania, now offers a wavelength service option delivered via 40-channel ROADM optical network systems from Ekinops. The new service joins the service provider's existing portfolio, which includes metro Ethernet, high-speed internet, dark fiber, and colocation.

DQE Communications, a subsidiary of Duquesne Light Holdings that offers business network services in western Pennsylvania, now offers a wavelength service option delivered via 40-channel ROADM optical network systems from Ekinops. The new service joins the service provider's existing portfolio, which includes metro Ethernet, high-speed internet, dark fiber, and colocation.

The company delivers these business services via a 2,700-route-mile fiber-optic network that connects 11 counties around Pittsburgh. The network serves 1,140 on-net buildings, 33 business parks, 15 data centers, and multiple hub sites.

Ekinops says its ROADMs will enable DQE Communications to offer wavelength services in any increment from 1 Gbps to 200 Gbps.

"What impressed us about Ekinops beyond their equipment was that they were genuinely interested in developing a partnership with DQE, not just selling us a solution. We plan to leverage that partnership to help us meet the ever-growing demands of our customers," said Jim Morozzi, president and CEO of DQE Communications.

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