Kvant Telecom adds 100 Gbps via Ekinops optical transport systems

Jan. 24, 2013
Russia’s Kvant Telecom has deployed 100-Gbps coherent transmission technology from Ekinops over a fiber-optic network link between Moscow and Kharkov in the Ukraine. The 100-Gbps traffic is being carried as alien wavelengths over an existing DWDM network.

Russia’s Kvant Telecom has deployed 100-Gbps coherent transmission technology from Ekinops over a fiber-optic link between Moscow and Kharkov in the Ukraine. The 100-Gbps traffic is being carried as alien wavelengths over an existing DWDM network.

Ekinops has delivered elements of its Ekinops 360 optical transport portfolio, which can be deployed as a 100G transponder or a 10x10G muxponder. Kvant Telecom has deployed the Ekinops systems in Moscow and Voronezh in Russia and at a collocation site in Kharkov. The 100-Gbps link then runs to Kiev and Lviv in the Ukraine, and onward to Frankfurt, Germany.

“The Ekinops solution is meeting perfectly our technical expectations," said Alexander Torohov, general director of Kvant Telecom. "It allows us to address the huge demand we are seeing to connect Moscow with other European hubs. We are particularly impressed by the optical performance of the Ekinops 100G product, its small footprint, low power consumption, and cost, which will hold down our overall cost of ownership."

Kvant Telecom’s fiber-optic network includes more than 1,500 km of fiber-optic lines and more than 100 nodes throughout the Voronezh, Lipetsk, Novovoroneža, Tula, and Moscow region.

“The ultra-high performance and small form factor of our Ekinops 360 platform allowed Kvant Telecom to seamlessly integrate our 100G solution," said Didier Bredy, CEO of Ekinops. "This complements the Ekinops 20G services already deployed over their existing DWDM network for more than a year."

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