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Deutsche Glasfaser modernises network with new optical transport platform

Fiberglass civil engineering (Credit: Deutsche Glasfaser (DG))

Fiberglass civil engineering (Credit: Deutsche Glasfaser (DG))

German operator and service provider, Deutsche Glasfaser (DG) is modernising its optical transport network infrastructure throughout Germany. The company has selected the Ekinops360 optical transport platform for work, under a multi-year contract.

DG serves nearly 1,800 municipalities with more than 1.2 million households, and is adding around 40,000 new homes-passed per-month. The operator is expanding rapidly by organic growth and, recognising the need for a unified network to simplify operations, it sought a new flexible, modern optical transport infrastructure that could not only automate its service provisioning and speed its time-to-market, but also lower its capital and operational expenditures as it scaled.

After considering multiple bids, DG selected Ekinops as a single vendor for deployment of the Ekinops360 portfolio across all tiers of its optical transport network including the core, aggregation, and central office. Ekinops’ FlexRate 100G to 400G coherent solutions are being introduced with its advanced colourless and gridless ROADM architecture. 

What are the benefits for Deutsche Glasfaser?

Enhanced by Celestis NMS management system to provide flexibility, ease-of-use and the seamless support of Alien wavelength services. Ekinops ETR (Extended Temperature Range) solutions are being deployed in central offices to extend capacity as close to the customer as possible and support the deployment of 10Gb/s XGS-PON access technology as standard across DG's network.

Pascal Koster, Chief Operating Officer of Deutsche Glasfaser says: "As pioneers of fibre rollout in Germany we have always sought to employ state-of-the-art technology in our network. The Ekinops360 gives us the ability to streamline our operations with a single end-to-end system that meets our ambitions to be even more efficient and responsive.” 

Frank Dedobbeleer, Chief Revenue Officer, EMEA & APAC at Ekinops adds: “Deutsche Glasfaser is an innovative, forward-thinking service provider that is heavily invested in expanding Germany’s digital capabilities, even into its smallest communities. The Ekinops360 provides both the technological and economical basis for DG to accomplish its project objectives and we are pleased, as a strategic partner, to support DG.”

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