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François Xavier Ollivier, COO of Ekinops, re-elected to board of directors of the Media & Networks cluster

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François Xavier Ollivier, COO of Ekinops, re-elected to board of directors of the Media & Networks cluster

Ekinops, a leading provider of optical transport, announced today that François Xavier Ollivier, COO of Ekinops, has been re-elected to the board of directors of the Media and Networks cluster. As co-founder and COO of Ekinops, Mr Ollivier was first elected unanimously in 2007 to the same position for the small and medium-sized companies’ college. His re-election demonstrates the confidence and the satisfaction of the Cluster towards Mr. Ollivier.

Created in 2005, the Media & Networks cluster brings together industrial managers and researchers from the Brittany area whose goal is to increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of this part of France to media and networks companies. They do this by:

  • Stimulating innovation
  • Aggregating the initiatives from Brittany economic and university organizations, with the support of the towns, region, and government
  • Generating synergies around innovative, jointly developed partnership projects, targeting one or more markets (specifically audio-visual, telecommunications, and information technologies and communication).

“We are entering the second phase of the Cluster with a new team and an ambitious program for the next three years. As a representative of the cluster, particularly in this economically challenging period, one of my top priorities will be to strongly support the small and medium-sized companies that are part of the cluster,” declared Mr. Ollivier.

The Media and Networks cluster consists of large companies (such as Orange and SFR), small and medium-sized companies (such as Ekinops, Teamcast, Sodius, and Satimo) and universities or research organizations (such as CNRS, INRIA, Rennes 1 University, Telecom Bretagne, and Supelec). Beyond its role as a technology showcase for the media chain, the Cluster aims to develop innovative wireline and wireless network and next generation Internet technologies, products and services, creating employment through industrial applications of these technologies.

  • Customer Name (Company): About Media & Networks cluster
  • Customer Description:

    Media & Networks is a “competitiveness cluster” with a global outlook. Through the joint projects it supports, it stimulates innovation in a key area of the new information and technology era: technologies and services associated with new digital content and distribution via fixed and mobile networks.

    Created in 2005, Media & Networks has more than 160 members, including major corporations, SME’s and academic research and education institutions in French regions Brittany and Pays de la Loire, with visibility both in France and internationally. Media & Networks is an active member of the European organization NEM (Networked and Electronic Media) and it develops partnerships with numerous businesses and clusters based in Europe and Asia.

    To date, Media & Networks has approved over 170 R&D projects for their innovative character and the economic activity they are likely to generate.

  • Customer Link (Website): Visit MEDIA & NETWORKS Website
  • About Ekinops: About EKINOPS
  • EKINOPS Boilerplate:

    EKINOPS is a leading designer and supplier of next generation optical transport equipment for service providers and enterprise customers. The EKINOPS 360 Dynamic, Multi-Reach Transport System provides DWDM and CWDM on a single platform that addresses Metro, Regional, and Long Haul applications.

    The EKINOPS 360 system relies on the innovative, programmable EKINOPS T-Chip® (TRANSPORT ON-A-CHIP TECHNOLOGY) that enables Fast, Flexible, and Cost-effective service delivery for building high speed optical networks. Using the EKINOPS 360 carrier-grade system, operators can increase transport capacity of their networks – CWDM, DWDM, Ethernet, ESCON, Fiber Channel, SONET/SDH, and uncompressed video (HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI) – through the industry’s most efficient aggregation of services.

    The company is headquartered in Lannion, France, with offices in Europe, the USA and Asia.

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