17 December 2013 Download this Press Release

Ekinops, a leading supplier of next-generation optical transport solutions, today introduced its new coherent 100G transponder and muxponder modules, compatible with the EKINOPS 360 platform.

The new 100G modules, which EKINOPS has already begun shipping in volume to customers, enhance the company's existing product portfolio of metro, regional, and long-haul transport solutions. They complete the widely deployed 1RU 100G product which has had tremendous success particularly for seamless upgrades of existing 10G or 100G networks.

"We are introducing the next technology to make coherent 100G the standard transport service in optical networks," said François Xavier Ollivier, Chief Operating Officer of Ekinops. "The new solutions are compatible with our existing chassis and offer vastly more capacity and long-haul performance while providing significant cost-savings to our customers.”

Ollivier added that "This builds on the very successful 2012 launch of our standalone 100G product targeted at alien wave applications and allows us to serve the fast-growing market of 100G greenfield networks and networks requiring a large number of 100G channels."

In addition, it allows many current EKINOPS customers worldwide to add 100G to their existing networks by simply sliding the new modules into the chassis, since the modules are fully compatible with EKINOPS 10G technology. The EKINOPS 360 platform includes three chassis options: 1RU, 2RU and 7RU. The 2 and 7 RU options can accommodate in the same chassis 10G and 100G modules to optimize space usage. As a result, customers who already have deployed the EKINOPS 7RU chassis and have available slots can immediately add 100G services to their network.

The 7RU chassis can be configured with up to six 100G transponders or 100G muxponders, or a combination of both, to deliver three terabits of capacity in a single rack. The muxponder offers flexible aggregation for a variety of 8G, 10G or 40G services. The new 100G transponder and muxponder leverage EKINOPS' T-Chip technology, a highly-programmable architecture that delivers superior forward error correction (DynaFEC) to provide the optical performance required for long-haul networks.

The EKINOPS 360 is a compact, highly efficient optical transport platform that was engineered to consume minimum space and power, and provide maximum performance. It offers multi-service support, long-reach transport, low latency and is highly scalable.

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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