Ekinops, a leading supplier of next-generation optical transport equipment, has demonstrated the interoperability of its DWDM optical transport solutions with an open source Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller.
EKINOPS announced today that its EKINOPS 360 DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) system proved that it interoperates with the ONOS project's Open source SDN Network Operating System. The interoperability demonstration was conducted in collaboration with b<>com, the French Institute of Research and Technology, which has strong expertise in new technologies applied to network management, particularly SDN.
For the live demonstration, EKINOPS and b<>com worked together to design and develop an interface layer between the SDN controller and the EKINOPS 360 platform's network management protocols.
The interoperability assessment was done on a mesh network consisting of several EKINOPS 360 Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) nodes. To perform this live demonstration, 100 gigabit per second wavelength routes were created via the ONOS controller and automatically routed within the mesh network.
"The interoperability experiment was extremely successful," said Francois X. Ollivier, EKINOPS' Chief Technical Officer. "In light of the increasing interest in SDN, this demonstrates EKINOPS' commitment to offering service providers DWDM Layer 1 solutions that are proven to be SDN-aware.”
"These solutions, whether 100G or higher, are readily managed through our management software, enabling NFV (network functions virtualization) application to configure the physical transport on optical fiber networks."
"The evolution of 5G networks requires more flexibility and autonomy in their operation. It is based on SDN and NFV concepts. The interface layer developed with EKINOPS fully meets those promises," said Michel Corriou, Director of Domain Networks & Security at b<>com.
EKINOPS (Euronext Paris - FR0011466069 – EKI), a leading supplier of telecommunications solutions for telecom operators, has published its revenue for the 2nd quarter of 2020 (April 1 - June 30, 2020).
EKINOPS (Euronext Paris - FR0011466069 – EKI), a leading supplier of optical transport equipment and router solutions, today announces that TurkNet, Turkey’s leading gigabit internet service provider (ISP), has chosen Ekinops’ FlexRate optical transport solutions to significantly upgrade its core network, which provides businesses and individuals with uncapped high-speed broadband services across the country’s key cities.
EKINOPS (Euronext Paris - FR0011466069 – EKI), a leading supplier of advanced networking solutions for service providers and global enterprises, today announces its first major 10Gb/s access win in Europe with a seven-figure contract.