Linxtelecom selects Ekinops for Baltic cable upgrade

03 November 2015 |


The Netherlands’ Linxtelecom has chosen Ekinops to upgrade its 4Tbps submarine ring connecting three cities in the Baltic Sea.

The Linxtelecom Baltic ring connects Tallinn in Estonia, Helsinki in Finland, and Stockholm in Sweden, and is designed to offer high bandwidth to customers via its 40 channels of 100G per second capacity.

Ekinops will replace Linxtelecom’s existing optical network in order to meet the growing demand from its customers.

“The company's objective with this Baltic Sea cable is to leapfrog the competition and become the premier capacity provider in the Baltic Sea area, offering a flexible portfolio of services at competitive prices to operators needing to connect northern Europe to Russia, as well as high capacity connectivity towards the mega data centres in the Nordic countries,” said Heiko H. Koop, CEO Linx Group.

Linktelecom hopes that with the upgrade it will be able to provide a range of multi-protocol services, including 10G and 100G Ethernet.

The company also wanted to minimise its operational expenses and the Ekinops solution is designed to offer compact size and very low power consumption.

"Linxtelecom has a unique footprint in 14 countries and a submarine cable connecting three major international hubs,” said Jonathan Amir, Ekinops’ VP sales for EMEA.

“The new Ekinops submarine network provides more than 30 times the capacity compared with the previous network and will provide even greater capacity with future technologies Ekinops plans to release. Using an existing submarine cable proved extremely economical and extended the life of the cable by many years.”