Zito Media, provider of video, Internet, and phone services to 110 communities in 16 U.S. states, has deployed a 100 gigabit per second fiber-optic ring around the state of Pennsylvania, using equipment from Ekinops.

Pennsylvania-based Zito Media is using its new high-capacity optical network to provide mobile backhaul services as well as high-speed services to commercial and public sector customers.

The 360 system from Ekinops, a leading supplier of next-generation optical network equipment, is the foundation for the 100G network. EKINOPS is providing a mix of traditional and extended temperature range gear, including muxponders, amplifiers, and optical multiplexers.

Zito Media originally looked at increasing bandwidth by aggregating a series of 10 gigabit per second links. The service provider chose EKINOPS because of the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of its 100G solution. The 100G approach also better positions Zito Media for handling future customer growth.

With the EKINOPS equipment now in place, Zito Media can serve its customers' wide range of bandwidth needs in urban and rural communities, and is assured of being able to reliably meet its service level agreement standards.

"Our goal has always been to provide our customers with the best possible level of video, data, and voice services," said Randy Vanderheiden, Vice-President Engineering of Zito Media. "This high-capacity network is part of our ongoing commitment to technological innovation and the delivery of new and advanced services."

"Because Zito Media is using our equipment, they essentially have a 100G network for less than the cost of 40G capacity, or four 10G channels," explained Kevin Antill, Vice-President Sales of Ekinops. "They can now take advantage of a far more robust network that can readily accommodate their customer 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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