Datagroup selects Ekinops for 100G deployment

01 March 2013 | Kavit Majithia

Ukrainian operator, Datagroup, has chosen optical equipment supplier, Ekinops, to deploy its coherent 100G systems across the long-haul Ukrainian network.

Datagroup had been seeking a cost-effective solution that would offer higher capacity and faster network speeds.

Before deployment, Datagroup tested the Ekinops system extensively to assess its performance and compatibility with the existing 10G equipment.

"The Ekinops equipment worked exactly as we hoped," said Aleksandr Danchenko, CEO of Datagroup.

"The equipment was easy to install and operate, delivering error-free 100G transmission across our existing network."

The successful deployment involved transmission of 100G signals over an existing DWDM network across 820km between Kiev and Kharkiv.

“Datagroup’s successful deployment is one of many that validate Ekinops' technological leadership at 100G,” said François Xavier Ollivier, CTO at Ekinops.

“Our 100G offering is the industry’s only software programmable transponder and muxponder in one and our leading-edge FEC (forward error correction) allows us to deliver superior distance performance."