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Nepalese Provider Subisu CableNet Selects Ekinops to Provide Nationwide Optical Network

Subisu CableNet Pvt. Ltd., a fast-growing service provider in Nepal, has launched a major network expansion throughout the country, using optical transport equipment from Ekinops, a leading provider of next generation multi-protocol, multi-reach optical transport, and aggregation solutions for metro, regional, and long haul networks.

The Subisu installation has transformed the company from a primarily Kathmandu-based cable provider and ISP to a national, multi-city provider of enterprise and transport services.

Subisu was seeking a cost-effective DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) solution for its expanded network, along with the ability to support multiple protocols, including Gigabit Ethernet, STM-1, STM-4, and STM-16. The Ekinops 360 with its DynaMux (Dynamic Multiplexing) capability which allows any mix of protocols to be multiplexed over a single wavelength or transport service was an ideal solution. The Ekinops 360 platform also features flexible add/drop capabilities which will allow Subisu to better serve customers throughout the country.

The Ekinops 360 platform is at the heart of the new Subisu optical network, which features regional DWDM, multi-protocol aggregation, and transport over optical fiber. Currently, the network links five cities via four segments and Subisu has plans to expand the network to additional cities later this year.

Binaya Saud, Chief Planning Officer for Subisu, said the compact Ekinops 360 platform allows Subisu to deliver Layer 2 Ethernet and MPLS services for enterprise customers as well as SDH and wavelength services for carrier customers.

“Ekinops was very good at advising us on a cost-effective, flexible, and power-efficient design that addresses both our immediate needs and our future expansion,” Saud said. “The Ekinops solution clearly delivered the lowest total cost of ownership of all the vendors we considered for this major project.”

Advantages of the Ekinops solution include flexible support for all Subisu services and the ability to accommodate DWDM, CWDM (coarse wavelength division multiplexing) and 1310 nm capability on the same platform. The power efficiency of the Ekinops 360 was also a consideration, for a nation where power is a serious issue. The T-Chip (Transport on a Chip) design of the Ekinops 360, with all the optical transport intelligence on a single chip, keeps the power needs as low as possible for Subisu.

“With the Ekinops equipment in place, Subisu is strongly positioned to provide reliable and high-quality nationwide service to customers cost-effectively,” said Didier Bredy, CEO of Ekinops. “This is another example of how Ekinops, thanks to the T-Chip, continues to provide the best optical transport technology at an appealing price point for service provider customers.”

About Ekinops

Ekinops is a leading designer and supplier of next generation optical transport equipment for service providers and enterprise customers. The Ekinops 360 Dynamic, Multi-Reach Transport System provides DWDM and CWDM on a single platform that addresses Metro, Regional, and Long Haul applications. The Ekinops 360 system relies on the innovative, programmable Ekinops T-Chip® (TRANSPORT ON-A-CHIP TECHNOLOGY) that enables Fast, Flexible, and Cost-effective service delivery for building high speed optical networks. Using the Ekinops 360 carrier-grade system, operators can increase transport capacity of their networks – CWDM, DWDM, Ethernet, ESCON, Fiber Channel, SONET/SDH, and uncompressed video (HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI) – through the industry’s most efficient aggregation of services. The company is headquartered in Lannion, France, with offices in Europe, the USA and Asia. For more information, visit Ekinops at www.ekinops.net.

About Subisu CableNet

Subisu CableNet Pvt. Ltd. is a Cable Internet and CATV service provider having it’s own Optical Fibre Network connecting more than 12 cities around the country. Subisu IP network is based on MPLS technology. Subisu CableNet Pvt. Ltd. was established in 1999 and provides internet through it’s HFC as well as Metro Ethernet Network. Subisu Cablenet is the first and the only cable Internet service provider and the only cable operator in Nepal to be certified ISO 9001:2000. For more information, Visit Subisu at www.subisu.net.np.

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