Chartres Métropole Innovations Numériques (CM'IN), a local French telecom service provider, has substantially upgraded its broadband and digital services capability thanks to EKINOPS (Euronext Paris - FR0011466069 – EKI) a leading supplier of optical transport equipment and router solutions.

CM’IN’s digital infrastructure supports the city of Chartres, situated 90 miles south-west of Paris. It plays a vital role in supporting the local economy, enabling digital services and providing broadband connectivity for businesses and residents alike.

CM’IN engaged EKINOPS to increase the bandwidth of its single fiber network, connecting the municipality to two major Parisian datacenters, with 100G capability, enabling the service provider to continue to develop its voice, hosting, and TV capture and broadcast services without sacrificing network performance.

“Both the technology and the service received from EKINOPS have been remarkable,” comments Alain GUILLOTIN, General Manager, CM’IN. “The specialist team understood our requirements and proposed an elegant solution that was easy and fast to implement. EKINOPS has greatly helped us in our mission to ensure the metropolitan territory of Chartres remains a highly connected and innovative district for digital services.  We saw an immediate benefit in winning a new major project.”

By deploying the next generation FlexRate™ PM_200FRS02-SF optical transport solution together with the PM_100G-AGG aggregation module, EKINOPS has transformed CM’IN’s network speeds, from a legacy 10G to 100G, future-proofing the existing fiber plant for several years of service development and rising data consumption. The EKINOPS 100G single fiber transport deployment has been delivered in just four weeks, with minimal impact on CM’IN’s installed base and customer operations.

“Every year the pressure on telecom service providers to increase bandwidth grows, in line with the appetites of residential and enterprise customers for data hungry cloud services,” comments Thierry Varona, Sales Director France, Ekinops. “Our optical transport solutions enable service providers to radically transform their network speeds, without suffering the cost, time and environmental disruption of laying new fiber. We’re delighted to have partnered with CM’IN and make such a difference to the future of its business, and to the residents of Chartres.”

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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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