NTT Communications evaluates Compass-EOS Router for deployment in Japan

Having installed routers from Compass-EOS in its U.S. network (see “Compass-EOS names NTT Communications as first router customer”), NTT Communications is now evaluating the system for deployment in its home networks in Japan. Working with systems integrator Net One Systems, Compass-EOS says it has delivered its r10004 platform to NTT Communications for the trial deployment.

Having installed routers from Compass-EOS in its U.S. network (see “Compass-EOS names NTT Communications as first router customer”), NTT Communications is now evaluating the system for deployment in its home networks in Japan. Working with systems integrator Net One Systems, Compass-EOS says it has delivered its r10004 platform to NTT Communications for the trial deployment.

Compass-EOS has leveraged its optical chip-to-chip interconnection expertise to build routers significantly smaller and less power hungry than conventional systems. These attributes play very well with NTT’s emphasis on power and space when evaluating technology, Asaf Somekh, vice president of marketing and business development at Compass-EOS, says. The trial deployment will see the r10004 platform operating in a variety of different environments where energy and space constraints are limiting factors, Somekh adds. The hope is that these trials will lead to further sales, of course, not only in Japan but in NTT's networks around the world.

“NTT Communications recognizes that high router power consumption and the resulting cooling requirements, along with the large physical equipment footprint, are turning into serious problems as data requirements grow due to the popularity of smart devices and the use of video applications,” said Taku Morinobu, director, technology network service at NTT Communications via a press release. “The innovation brought by Compass-EOS’s icPhotonics disrupts the routing industry and frees it from the power-hungry and large footprint routers that have dominated it. NTT Communications will start a practical test of the innovative technology with the help of Net One Systems and tackle the increase of network capacity while reducing power consumption and equipment footprint.”

“NTT Communications understands the value of next-generation routing architectures and the technologies that drive them,” said Matt Bross, who joined Compass-EOS as chairman and CEO this past February. “We look forward to proving that the benefits our next-generation routers provide are tangible and meaningful as measured by real operational performance indicators. Our icPhotonicsTM innovation is set to transform routing.”

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