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Turkey ISP to ‘significantly’ upgrade core network

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Turkey-based internet service provider, TurkNet is undertaking a major upgrade to its core network, which operates across some of the country’s key cities.

TurkNet currently has more than 300K residential internet and landline subscribers, and this has been growing steadily over the last four years. To enable it to continue offering unrestricted connectivity, the provider is deploying Ekinops’ carrier-grade 400G dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) equipment across its core transport network. 

The PM 400FRS04-SF pluggable FlexRate multireach muxponder was selected to meet the stringent technical requirements associated with delivering redundant dual and diverse link connectivity at 400Gb/s. The resulting flexible network architecture is designed to allow TurkNet the ability to handle any unprecedented increases in capacity up to 16Tb/s.The first deployment of the Ekinops 400G equipment was managed successfully in April in Istanbul, where traffic loads on the metropolitan network are increasing continuously.

Mustafa Uçar, chief network Manager at TurkNet said: ‘Providing a reliable, high-speed internet service with great customer satisfaction has always been our top priority. The Ekinops solution enables us to stay well ahead of rising traffic demands and supports our continued growth in number of users. It also enhances our data centre interconnect services which we offer across major Turkish data centers. Ekinops’ sales and technical teams have worked tirelessly, managing to install the required equipment at the initially targeted points of presence (POPs) and data centres in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis.’

Frank Dedobbeleer, VP group sales EMEA & APAC, at Ekinops added: ‘Turkey’s communications infrastructure has evolved rapidly in recent years and TurkNet has set the standard in high-speed broadband. We’re delighted with the impact we have made on TurkNet’s business and will continue to support them as their business grows.’

Further PoPs will be installed later this year as TurkNet continues to upgrade its core network in major Turkish cities.



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