Türk Telekom International, the international data and wholesale voice service provider company of Türk Telekom Group, has successfully deployed Ekinops 100G across its network between Germany and Ukraine, where it connects with Datagroup, a major Ukrainian operator, to create an ultra-fast low latency 100G route up to Russia, for a total distance of 3,600 kilometers.

Türk Telekom International, a leading alternative telecommunication operator in Central Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, the Middle East and beyond, and Datagroup have both selected Ekinops as their supplier of 100G transport technology, creating a seamless 100G link across multiple and different networks.

Ekinops, a leading supplier of next-generation optical transport equipment, provided its 100G coherent systems, which are deployed as alien waves on the existing long- haul DWDM networks of the two providers. They span thousands of kilometers of fiber that make up Türk Telekom International’s pan-European network and Datagroup’s trans-Ukrainian network.

Türk Telekom International and Datagroup selected the flagship Ekinops 360 platform and its 100G 1RU equipment, which can be configured either as 100G transponders or as muxponders for aggregation of 10G services into 100G.

Existing 10G networks with optical multiplexers carrying 10G waves can now be easily upgraded to 100G. The Ekinops 100G solution uses only one 50GHz channel, which allows service providers to transport 10 times the capacity in every port.

The existing DWDM networks are transporting numerous 10G and 40G waves, and the 100G channel was added without affecting the existing traffic. This was also achieved without making changes to the existing network.

Albert Kis, CTO at Türk Telekom International, declared :

Building this coherent 100G service on the existing infrastructure of both Türk Telekom International and Datagroup was a major achievement for all the teams involved. With excellent support from the Ekinops team and the cooperation between the relevant parties, we managed to rapidly deliver an end-to-end native 100G connection in line with our end-customer’s expectations”

Aleksandr Danchenko, CEO of Datagroup, said :

“This extension of the network is important for Ukraine. The presence of a direct link with Western Europe will allow us to increase traffic and improve service to our customers.”

Didier Brédy, CEO of Ekinops, said :

“The Ekinops solution is ideal for upgrading long-haul transport networks to 100G. We are proud to partner with two of the leading service providers in the region and contribute to this major achievement.”