Ekinops' New Flexible Rate Module Offers 400G Capacity
Network operators can double their transport capacity with Ekinops new transponder and muxponder products, achieving an immediate boost on any span through a software upgrade
Using an advanced digital signal processor (DSP) combined with Ekinops' enhanced T-Chip (Transport-on-
With this capability, operators can double the capacity of any span through a simple software upgrade from a remote network operation center without having to remove or replace hardware, while at the same time cutting their cost per transported bit in half.
This level of programmability allows the same module to be used for any transport application from metro to ultra-long-haul. In 16QAM mode, the module supports distances of up to 1,000 kilometers, while in DP-QPSK mode the module reaches up to 10,000 kilometers.
Operators also benefit from the ability to spare a single module for multiple applications, helping to keep their operational costs low. With multiprotocol support for 10, 40, and 100 GigE as well as 8G, 10G and 16G Fibre Channel, OC-192, STM-64, OTU2 and OTU2e in any combination up to the full line rate, the equipment provides the same client service flexibility as it does on the line side.
"400G is a top priority for network operators and we are seeing more and more demand for flexible rate functionality,"
"The problem for many operators is that some of these routes are long-haul while others are metro, which typically requires having multiple line cards on hand and in inventory. The ability to double the line rate in minutes without having to dispatch a technician provides a compelling value proposition."
The new module will be available in the third quarter.
Ekinops is a leading supplier of next generation optical transport equipment for telecommunications service providers. The Ekinops 360 addresses Metro, Regional, and Long-Haul applications with a single, highly-integrated platform. Ekinops is a market-leading innovator in 100G and 200G transport with a coherent line of products that truly optimizes optical networks and comes in 1RU, 2RU or 7RU chassis. The Ekinops 360 relies on the highly-programmable Ekinops T-Chip® (Transport-on-