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French Operator e-téra expands its national fiber optic network with EKINOPS' DWDM solution

French Operator e-téra expands its national fiber optic network with EKINOPS' DWDM solution

Ekinops, a leading provider of optical transport and DWDM solutions, today announced that a major French CLEC, e-téra, has deployed the EKINOPS optical transport platform to expand its national next generation (very high speed transmission) network. e-téra has deployed the EKINOPS 360 platform because of its high performance and scalability. The network has been under commercial service for several months now.

In order to optimize its high-speed optical transport and quickly meet the growing needs of its customers, (service providers, enterprises, local authorities), e-téra needed to integrate new equipment to transport Gigabit Ethernet traffic on metro and long-haul DWDM optical networks.

EKINOPS was able to provide a simple solution to connect several POPs (points of presence) of e-téra in the southwest of France using advanced technologies that carry 40G capacity today and are ready for 80G traffic bi-directionally on a single fiber for several links reaching 300 km distances each.

Additionally, EKINOPS has helped e-téra connect its two separate IP networks between Paris and Geneva via its (e-téra's) existing SDH network.

"EKINOPS was able to immediately provide e-téra with a plug-and-play solution based on the EKINOPS 360 platform, in a single compact chassis, which included all the functionalities the client needed," declared Sebastien Bernard, France sales director at Ekinops. "Our goal consisted of providing e-téra the most optimized solution, to quickly meet current needs and be ready for the ever-growing demands of bandwidth in the future" he added.

"The technical solution suggested by Ekinops, as well as the reactivity of its teams, enabled us in record time to achieve our goal of deploying the network and keeping our costs under control," declared Patrick Vu, project leader, engineering and deployment, at e-téra.

EKINOPS continues to grow by gaining markets such as this one in competition with the world leaders of optics, reconfirming its technological choices and marketing strategy. "This latest success contributes to our strong progression in Europe, and in particular in France," adds Didier Bredy, CEO of Ekinops.

  • Customer Name (Company): About e-téra
  • Customer Description:

    e-téra is a telecom services provider for the economic development of public and private territories in France. Through its state of the art fiber optic network, reaching 4000 kilometres, e-téra provides high speed connection to enterprises, operators, service providers as well as to municipalities. e-téra's objective is to open up the rural territories and provide high speed connection in these regions. To reach this goal, e-téra adapts the strategy of interconnecting its own infrastructure with those of large operators.

    With its strong presence in numerous international POPs, together with its superior technical solutions, e-téra insures a large international coverage. To complete its offering, e-téra currently develops solutions using high speed radio technologies for municipalities, enterprises and private clients

  • Customer Link (Website): Visit E-TERA Website
  • About Ekinops: About EKINOPS
  • EKINOPS Boilerplate:

    EKINOPS is a provider of innovative optical transport, WDM and aggregation solutions for service providers and enterprise networks. Its advanced TDM technology enables the wire-speed aggregation and transport of multiple high-speed data channels using standard 2.5G and 10G signals, significantly lowering the cost of building and maintaining scalable optical networks.

    Ekinops' carrier-grade solutions leverage expertise in 10G transmission, aggregation, and Forward Error Correction to allow carriers to increase transport capacity over dark fiber, CWDM, DWDM, SONET/SDH and IP networks.

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

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