Printer Friendly

Ecritel Increases Capacity of Its Fiber-Optic Network with Ekinops' DWDM Platform.

PARIS -- Ecritel, a leading French Internet service provider, has selected the Ekinops optical transport platform for deployment in its fiber-optic network in the Paris area, Ekinops announced today. Ekinops designs and manufactures optical transport, DWDM, CWDM and aggregation solutions.

Ecritel's decision was based on the flexible architecture of the Ekinops platform and its ability to handle dynamic increases in capacity. Ecritel is deploying a robust and economical DWDM network for transporting Gigabit Ethernet traffic in a metro optical network. The Ekinops solution includes the PM1008 that uses time division multiplexing (TDM) to aggregate and transport up to eight channels of Gigabit Ethernet or GFC traffic over a single OC-192/STM-64 10 Gbps wavelength.

The PM 1008's aggregation capabilities enable service providers and enterprises to reduce the number of wavelengths used in CWDM or DWDM networks, reducing costs while increasing transport capacities. The PM 1008 module offers 1+1 protection and can reach distances up to 250 kilometers using forward error correction (FEC) and long haul optics.

"Ecritel experienced significant growth in 2006 and has become a leading provider for IT services," states Frederic Leduc, Chief Technical Officer of Ecritel. "To meet the growing demand for capacity from our fiber networks, it was necessary to upgrade our existing WDM equipment. The Ekinops solution allowed us to evolve our network and respond rapidly to our customer's need, while keeping the costs well within our budget."

Leduc added that the responsiveness of the Ekinops team was an important factor in Ecritel's decision.

"Ekinops' optical transport solutions allow service providers and private network to seamlessly migrate their networks with next generation DWDM equipment," says Didier Bredy, CEO of Ekinops. "We are excited about the opportunity to work with a growing company like Ecritel. Upgrading existing WDM networks requires compatibility and flexibility and our platform offers that plus an economic advantage that is highly desired by our customers."

About Ecritel

Ecritel is an Internet services provider offering dedicated access and collocation services. Ecritel ensures the operation of many critical IT infrastructures through its technical expertise and 24x7 on-site presence. Its hosting infrastructure relies on a redundant architecture distributed over four geographically dispersed data centers that enables Ecritel to provide high reliability and service protection.

About Ekinops

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 Paris, California, Maryland, and Texas. More information about Ekinops is available at
COPYRIGHT 2007 Business Wire
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2007, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Business Wire
Date:Feb 5, 2007
Previous Article:Consumer Reports Calls Outsourcing of Aircraft Maintenance "an Accident Waiting to Happen".
Next Article:Jon Stroup Joins Slayton Search Partners.

Related Articles
Networks Can Deliver The Universal Database On Waves Of light.
Harmonic's Fiber Optic Solutions to be Used by AT&T Broadband in Cable Plant Upgrades.
Optical Networks for The Enterprise: The Broader View.
Nortel Networks unveils new platform, transforming optical networking to speed delivery of value-rich services.
Missouri Network Alliance Continues Expansion with Movaz's All-Optical Network Solution; RAYexpress(R) Enables MNA to Establish a Secure, Reliable...
Thales and Alcatel Successfully Encrypt DWDM Wavelengths for High Bandwidth Applications.
AOI Introduces 2.5 Gbps DWDM Lasers.
Mintera Secures $10 Million Financing.
Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) Deploys Ekinops PM 1001PC in 10GbE Trans-Atlantic Network.
New MRV Fibre Channel 4, 2 and 1Gbps Transponders Boost Distance for Business Continuity Storage Solutions.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters