Ekinops to provide software for Lanner whitebox CPE

Sept. 3, 2020
The agreement includes creation of a joint offering that will see Ekinops software bundled with Lanner’s Whitebox Solutions line of SD-WAN, uCPE, vCPE, and MEC platforms.

Ekinops (Euronext Paris - FR0011466069 - EKI) says it has agreed to partner with Lanner Electronics on the promotion and sale of whitebox CPE in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. The agreement includes creation of a joint offering that will see Ekinops software bundled with Lanner’s Whitebox Solutions line of SD-WAN, uCPE, vCPE, and MEC platforms.

The first fruit of the collaboration is the Lanner NCA-1515/L-1515 platform, with Intel Atom C3000 processor on-boarded, loaded with an Ekinops software suite based on the OneOS6-LIM operating system. The combined offering for telecommunications and internet service providers support deliver of a range of certified and optimized virtual network function (VNF) based services including Ekinops SD-WAN Xpress (see "Ekinops combines network access, optical transport software under Compose brand"). The platform and software combination is ready for same-day deployment and will be available for drop ship directly to end customers on behalf of the service provider.

"The combination of Lanner's diversified platforms with Ekinops software suite and certified VNFs provides unmatched flexibility and cost effectiveness for the optimized performance," commented Kevin Antill, Ekinops's group vice president of sales for North America. "This plays right on Ekinops' DNA of open, free from vendor lock-in solutions. With Lanner, we have the right partner to deliver both SMB and carrier-grade offerings that service providers and enterprise customers are looking for."

"Ekinops is a leader in delivering branch office connectivity and software-defined solutions for service providers' enterprise customers. With its field-proven software technology, Ekinops is a natural choice for integration with our Whitebox Solutions platforms," said Tom Inglese, senior director of sales and business growth of Lanner. "The agreement with Ekinops is a great combination of our companies' forces to help customers get access to high performance, cost-effective, flexible and bundled virtualized solutions."

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