Slovak Telekom signs Ekinops for network access upgrade

Created September 9, 2021
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Ekinops says it has been selected by Slovak Telekom, a Deutsche Telekom Group member, to deliver an enhanced and future-proof network access solution. Slovak Telekom is upgrading its legacy symmetrical DSL network utilising Ekinops’ ONE521 router, a platform that combines a DSL modem, a fibre port and LTE as an option.

Slovak Telekom can now benefit from this remotely provisioned router based on the OneOS6 operating system, which offers as standard a broad set of network access features. It also supports advanced VPN, SD-WAN and a Microsoft® Direct Routing certified session border controller. The solution enables Slovak Telekom to expand its service portfolio and handle increasing connectivity demands (from DSL to fibre) without changing hardware.

“We were familiar with Ekinops’ strong technical capabilities and personalised, collaborative approach following its close work with other Deutsche Telekom group members,” commented Jozef Lachkovic, director of Technology Transformation and Optimisation at Slovak Telekom. “These qualities have been central to this project’s success. Highly responsive and agile, Ekinops has delivered a flexible, open and cost-effective solution that aligns with our needs today and in the future.”

“Slovak Telekom’s commitment to innovation has driven it to look beyond off-the-shelf solutions and work with Ekinops to purpose-design its DSL infrastructure upgrade in line with its long-term network strategy,” says Frank Dedobbeleer, group vice president of Sales for EMEA & APAC at Ekinops. “Thanks to the close work between our technical teams, we have delivered a modern solution that gives back control to Slovak Telekom. Ekinops offers simple and flexible management of consumer connectivity demands combined with the power to scale offerings and connect to fibre at a pace dictated by customers. All, crucially, without the cost and technical complexity of additional hardware.”

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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.