24 January 2012 Download this Press Release

Ekinops, a leading provider of next-generation optical equipment, today announced a unique technology that allows Service Providers to double the capacity over their optical networks, with a lower cost per 10G. The new transponder will carry 2 standard 10Gs in the ITU standard 50GHz grid.

Ekinops’ new product offering allows service providers to install two 10G circuits, where they could previously install only a single 10G service, doubling the network’s capacity. It can be used on existing EKINOPS networks or over third party line systems. This new 10G technology takes advantage of Ekinops’ industry leading DynaFEC (Dynamic Forward Error Correction), allowing it to be deployed over existing line systems even if they utilize older, poorer-performing fiber.

"While 100G will take many years to replace 10G as the primary service rate, it is refreshing that EKINOPS is heavily concentrating on making practical improvements on a more vital and valuable type of solution," said Mark Lutkowitz, Principal at Telecom Pragmatics. "The bulk of capital expenditures on optical equipment by carriers will remain based on 10G technology for an extensive period of time."

The EKINOPS 20G transponder costs significantly less per 10G circuit than existing 10G transponders available on the market. The performance-enhancing capability of DynaFEC also offers additional cost-saving benefits, especially by eliminating regeneration points on older line systems.

“Service providers can deploy the EKINOPS 20G transponder over existing systems without disrupting existing services,” said Francois Xavier Ollivier, COO at Ekinops. “Our customers are very excited about our new 100G solution and many are ready to utilize it where it makes economic sense. However, the move to 100G is a major financial jump and in many parts of their network, customers are just looking to double the capacity.”

The T-Chip is at the heart of the EKINOPS 360 industry-leading metro, regional, and long haul transport system. It uniquely concentrates the system’s transport intelligence into a highly compact and efficient design. It can be programmed quickly for virtually any type of functionality and enables EKINOPS to deliver new features and protocol support well ahead of standard industry chip sets. The unparalleled capabilities of the T-Chip yield reductions in costs, footprint, and ongoing power consumption and speed manufacturing delivery times to customers.

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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