29 October 2018 Download this Press Release

EKINOPS (Euronext Paris - FR0011466069 – EKI), a leading global supplier of telecommunications solutions for operators, today unveils a OneAccess 10G Ethernet Access Device (EAD) that will enable operators and communication service providers to offer high-speed Ethernet services to Enterprise and wholesale customers.

Operators to manage thousands of Ethernet flows via single device announced at MEF 2018

Unveiled at the MEF2018 conference, and available to operators in Q1 2019, the OneAccess 1651 EAD will enable operators to monitor thousands of Ethernet links centrally and generate service activation birth certificates without the need for deploying test equipment at the customer site. These advantages benefit operators by dramatically reducing the cost and operational issues experienced when delivering flexible, scalable and SLA-based Ethernet connectivity to enterprises migrating to the Cloud.

The 10G EAD complements Ekinops’ extensive OneAccess Ethernet access product range, which provides connectivity over both copper and fiber.

Enhanced L2 aggregation in optical transport

In combination with Ekinops’ Optical Transport solution, the OneAccess 1651 EAD also enhances the L2 aggregation capabilities in optical transport deployments. The new combined solution draws on Ethernet packet multiplexing and grooming, enabling operators to transport Ethernet connections in a more efficient and flexible way over the optical network. This innovative pairing is the first joint development project by Ekinops’ Access and Optical Transport business lines.

Demonstration of Ekinops’ OneAccess Open Virtualization Platform (OVP)

Operators and CSPs can also engage with Ekinops’ OVP and discover how its drag’n’drop design environment can enable zero-touch provisioning of virtual network functions (VNFs) on a completely open hardware platform. With OVP, operators can quickly model, design, test and validate complete VNF service chains, enabling network architects to instantiate and interconnect OneAccess and third-party VNFs, define their service parameters and troubleshoot the resulting chain all from the same open environment.

“EKINOPS presence at the MEF18 conference allies perfectly with the focus of the event: to enable orchestrated communication services for the digital economy,” comments Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, Ekinops, France. “Our new Ethernet product will lower the cost of Cloud-enabling businesses for operators and CSPs everywhere. We are delighted also to report on the first example of how our newly combined access and optical transport specialisms are innovating to respond to the needs of operators; this time by increasing capacity on the optical network. Our commitment to openness in virtualization solutions continues to chime with operators globally, and is enabling them to migrate to NFV flexibly and at a pace they define, free from vendor-lock in.”

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About Ekinops

EKINOPS is a leading provider of open and fully interoperable Layer 1, 2 and 3 solutions to service providers around the world. Our programmable and highly scalable solutions enable the fast, flexible and cost-effective deployment of new services for both high-speed, high-capacity optical transport as well as virtualization-enabled managed enterprise services.

Our product portfolio consists of three highly complementary product and service sets: EKINOPS 360, OneAccess and Compose. EKINOPS 360 provides optical transport solutions for metro, regional and long-distance networks with WDM for high-capacity point-to-point, ring and optical mesh architectures, and OTN for improved bandwidth utilization and efficient multi-service aggregation.

OneAccess offers a wide choice of physical and virtualized deployment options for Layer 2 and Layer 3 access network functions.

Compose supports service providers in making their networks software-defined with a variety of software management tools and services, including the scalable SD-WAN Xpress. As service providers embrace SDN and NFV deployment models, EKINOPS enables future-proofed deployment today, enabling operators to seamlessly migrate to an open, virtualized delivery model at a time of their choosing.

A global organization, EKINOPS (EKI) - a public company traded on the Euronext Paris exchange - is headquartered in Lannion, France, and EKINOPS Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary, is incorporated in the USA.

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