15 December 2015 Download this Press Release

Transtelecom JSC, one of the largest service providers in the Republic of Kazakhstan, has deployed 100G DWDM optical transport equipment from EKINOPS across its country-wide optical network and to the border of China.

Ekinops, a leading supplier of next-generation optical network equipment, announced today its selection by Transtelecom for a new 100G network that crosses Kazakhstan. This forms part of a larger network between China and Western Europe.

Transtelecom owns more than thirteen thousand kilometers of fiber-optic cables throughout Kazakhstan, primarily along the railway lines. Transtelecom wanted to increase its backbone capacity in Kazakhstan and their ability to carry high capacity from China across to Russia. A major requirement for serving customers in China is providing low latency and the EKINOPS solution was able to meet this and other requirements.

Because of the distance and scope of the network, it was important for Transtelecom to minimize the number of regeneration points and keep infrastructure costs low. Transtelecom considered multiple other vendors for this network but chose EKINOPS for its technical capabilities, its competitive price and product reliability.

"EKINOPS promised quick deployment – and delivered. This is not trivial as the environment was quite challenging across long distances and extreme weather conditions” said Saken Baituganov, Executive Commerce Director of Transtelecom. "The network is now live and carrying customer traffic and our customers are very happy."

Kazakhstan is located at a very strategic junction and this terrestrial network provides an alternative route to the submarine cables linking China to Western Europe. “Vast amounts of data are being transported from China to the West and we are very proud to help Transtelecom in this project,” said Francois Xavier Ollivier, EKINOPS' Chief Operating Officer. “The expected growth in capacity in that region is very large and our scalable platform is fully designed to support this growth.”

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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