Optical transport and network access solutions provider EKINOPS has won a contract from Czech telecom services provider itself s.r.o. (Selfnet) to provide additional metropolitan network capacity via its optical backbone and between its strategic data centre hubs in Brno and Ivancice. The upgrade will involve an advanced DWDM data centre solution utilising EKINOPS’ FlexRate high-capacity optical transport platform, operating at 200Gbps, aggregating ‘multiple 10GbE clients together with 100GbE traffic on the same Alien Wavelength [see link below], dramatically lowering the cost-per-bit and network OPEX’. The FlexRate platform is designed to allow service providers ‘to select, on a per-application basis, the line rate that best meets their needs and to modify that line rate to enable additional capacity to be added to the network as customer demand for bandwidth increases’. Furthermore, EKINOPS notes that the same FlexRate solution with a single carrier 400Gbps will be implemented on a newly built, high capacity DWDM system based on its 360 platform, scheduled for build during the autumn of 2019.
itself is a wholly Czech-owned company that has been active for 28 years, and today owns and operates its own 2,200km fibre-optic backbone network and data centres in Brno and Ivancice. Operating under the ‘Selfnet’ brand, the telco provides broadband internet and IPTV-based broadcasting over 400 TV channels to 40,000 business and residential customers in 47 cities, towns and villages in South Moravia.