Orange picks Ekinops 100G service for long haul networks

14 July 2016 |

Orange has selected optical transport solutions provider Ekinops to supply 100G services for its global long haul networks.

Based on the Ekinops 360 platform, the service will be deployed by Orange in the second half of 2016 on segments of its terrestrial high-speed broadband network - 18,000km of optical fibre in France and globally in Europe, US and Singapore. 

Ekinops’ long haul 100G service claims to increase the capacity of existing optical networks. Jean-Luc Vuillemin, senior vice president of international networks, infrastructures and services at Orange said it “meets very well our challenges of increasing our high-capacity routes, which we want fast and flexible”. 

Orange validated the Ekinops service following a series of field tests, stating its interoperability with other equipment, its ease of deployment as well as the ability to quickly deploy, manage, operate and integrate it into existing networks.

“We are very proud to have earned Orange's trust for this strategic application with massive potential and to offer an innovative solution to one of the largest carriers," said Didier Brédy, CEO of Ekinops. "This validates that our strategy and Ekinops’ products are in line with the requirements of Tier 1 service providers.”