Vendor Roundup: Infinera, Ekinops, Ericsson

June 13th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Here are several bits of vendor news that are worth a look for this Monday morning:

Infinera has won an expanded relationship with the European research and education network GEANT. GEANT is deploying their packet-optical SDN solution, which will be integrated with their ONOS-based controller with some help from On Lab. GEANT has Infinera's DTN-X gear on its fiber already of course, and has now tested and validated the company's Open Transport Switch software and its Packet Switching Module.

Ekinops has picked up a regional service provider customer for its transport gear. DQE Communications will be using Ekinops'
ROADMs and other products as it rolls out a new wavelength service option, with options ranging from 1Gbps 50 200Gbps. DQE operates a regional and metro fiberoptic network centered on Pittsburgh, and is the fiber subsidiary of the energy utility Duquesne Light Holdings.

And Ericsson has a new network partner for its BSS-as-a-service offering. Vimpelcom will be using Ericsson's technology to overhaul and upgrade its BSS infrastructure across its entire asset base. Vimpelcom hopes to achieve not only savings and simplicity, but also gain the agility to handle things like IoT going forward. The two companies value the relationship at more than $1B.

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