Ekinops to Offer Complete OTN/DWDM Solution with Acquisition of OTN Technology from Padtec

Ekinops to Offer Complete OTN/DWDM Solution with Acquisition of OTN Technology from Padtec Image Credit: Ekinops

EKINOPS has signed an agreement to acquire the OTN-Switch (Optical Transport Network) platform developed by Padtec, an optical communications system manufacturer based in Brazil, for for €10 million.

Headquartered in Lannion, France, EKINOPS provides optical transport solutions for service providers and private networks worldwide. The OTN technology developed by Padtec will allow Ekinops to meet growing market demand for this type of technology. 

The rapid growth of data traffic on the Internet, which is fueled by new services such as big data, cloud computing and 5G, requires the construction of new networks providing higher bandwidth (200G-400G) and meeting strict requirements in terms of latency, synchronization and flexibility. By developing a new generation of OTN products, Ekinops will meet the requirements of mobile operators, in particular for their 5G networks.

With this acquisition, Ekinops expects to be able to offer a complete OTN/DWDM solution for optical networks from early 2020, enabling flexible data traffic and support for the evolution of data speeds and protocols transmitted over 200-400G modulated optical wavelengths, eventually reaching 1Tbps (terabit per second).

The new product line will enable Ekinops to target the major operator core networks market segment with the objective to triple its optical transport product sales within 5 years.

Manuel andrade, CEO, Padtec
The acquisition of the OTN-Switch Platform by a globally recognized company such as Ekinops is a validation of the capability of Padtec’s engineers to develop state-of-the-art technologies deployable worldwide.

Didier Bredy, Chairan and CEO, Ekinops
The agreements with Padtec, the leading Latin American manufacturer and supplier of optical networking equipment, will also allow Padtec to source the OTN products it needs from Ekinops.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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