TurkNet taps Ekinops for national, high-speed network upgrade

Created June 18, 2020
News and Business

Turkish ISP TurkNet, is to use Ekinops’ FlexRate optical transport solutions to upgrade its core network, which provides businesses and individuals with uncapped high-speed broadband services across the country’s key cities.

The first deployment of the Ekinops 400G equipment solution for TurkNet was managed successfully in April of this year in Istanbul, where traffic loads on the metropolitan network are both acute and increasing continuously. Further PoPs will be installed later in 2020 as TurkNet continues to upgrade its core network in major Turkish cities.

“Providing a reliable, high-speed internet service with great customer satisfaction has always been our top priority,” comments Mustafa Uçar, Chief Network Manager at TurkNet. “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 centres. Ekinops’ sales and technical teams have worked tirelessly, managing to install the required equipment at the initially targeted PoPs and data centres in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.”

Over the past four years, thanks to its single cost package for high-speed, high-quality broadband services, TurkNet has achieved significant growth in both customer volumes and bandwidth consumption. To enable it to continue offering exceptional and unrestricted connectivity, Turkey’s next-generation ISP is deploying Ekinops’ carrier-grade 400G DWDM equipment across its core transport network. TurkNet has chosen the PM 400FRS04-SF, a pluggable FlexRate multireach muxponder to meet stringent technical requirements delivering redundant dual and diverse link connectivity at 400 Gbps. The resulting flexible network architecture gives TurkNet the ability to handle unprecedented, dynamic increases in capacity up to 16 Tbps.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.