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Altitude Telecom Chooses EKINOPS for its Converged Ethernet and TDM Optical Transport Network

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Altitude Telecom Chooses EKINOPS for its Converged Ethernet and TDM Optical Transport Network

Ekinops, a leading provider of next generation Multi-Protocol, Multi-Reach optical transport, and aggregation solutions, for Metro, Regional, and Long Haul networks, contributed to the deployment of the Altitude Telecom high-capacity, regional optical network between Paris and northwestern France. The phased project involved construction of a converged TDM and Ethernet 10G DWDM optical backbone using the EKINOPS 360 platform.

Altitude Telecom is a full-service operator offering voice, data, and Internet services. Thanks to the success of the new Altitude Telecom Data Center, the carrier was looking to increase the capacity of its network. The EKINOPS 360 platform offered Altitude Telecom a cost-effective means to extend its network. “We needed a robust and flexible technology for our core network and for interconnecting with other service providers,” noted Bertrand Lebarbier, Executive Director of Altitude Telecom. “The EKINOPS solution was selected for its flexibility, reliability and its upgradability. We also liked the small footprint and low power consumption. It will significantly reduce our OPEX.”

“The EKINOPS platform provides the ideal “pay as you grow” architecture allowing Altitude Telecom to invest in its network incrementally when the services growth justifies it” explains Didier Brédy, EKINOPS CEO. The new infrastructure was deployed in several phases. In 2007, EKINOPS was able to implement the first phase in less than a month, compared with the industry typical two-to-four-month implementation timeline. “We are proud to work with a service provider as renown as Altitude Telecom and to have won in 2008 the extension to this new converged network” adds Didier Brédy. “Our optical transport solutions enable telecommunications carriers to seamlessly migrate their legacy networks toward a new generation of converged, flexible, multi-protocol and “Green” DWDM networks.”

Among the deployment challenges was Altitude Telecom’s need for high bandwidth in a number of point-to-point links, most of which exceeded 150 kilometers (about 95 miles). The EKINOPS 360, which enables optical links of several hundred kilometers without in-line amplification, was an ideal solution for this architecture. It allowed for minimal upfront cost and lower ongoing cost due to the elimination of the inline amplification sites. Ekinops’ advanced DynaFEC (Dynamic Forward Error Correction) and DynaMux (Dynamic Multiplexing) technologies also allow for reduced initial cost. DynaFEC, a leading FEC technology, uses software techniques to eliminate errors and push longer distances rather than using more expensive optics to achieve the required distances. DynaMux allows for the multiplexing of any mix of service types over a single wavelength, reducing the required number of wavelengths in converged networks.

In addition, Altitude Telecom was looking for equipment that took up minimal space and utilized minimal power in each of its network sites. The EKINOPS 360 platform is amongst the lowest power consuming systems in the industry.

  • Customer Name (Company): About Altitude Telecom
  • Customer Description:

    Altitude Telecom is a full telecommunications operator experts in IP. Altitude Telecom provides companies with voice, data and Internet solutions, anywhere in France. Altitude Telecom relies on strong technology knowledge in the telecommunication industry (xDSL, fibre optique, BLR-WiMAX, RNIS, Edge-GPRS, …) and offers services to several large enterprises and administration: VPN IP MPLS, VoIP, Internet access, hosting and fixed/mobile convergence.

  • Customer Link (Website): Visit ALTITUDE TELECOM's 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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