EKINOPS – Ekinops offers an immersive virtualization environment for research and teaching at the École de technologie supérieure, part of the Université du Québec network – 09/20/2022 – 6:00 p.m.

Paris, September 20, 2022 – Ekinops (Euronext Paris – FR0011466069 – EKI), a leading provider of optical transport and network access solutions dedicated to telecommunications operators and enterprises, in partnership with Lanner Electronics, has deployed a virtualization environment for technical school staff and students. (ÉTS), part of the Université du Québec network.

Ekinops has provided a turnkey and custom kit to support teaching and research, consisting of its OneOS6-LIM network infrastructure software manager and its vRouter to create a virtual computing environment that runs several virtualized network functions (VNFs), including SD-WAN services. Echinopsis.

The new NFV solution will run on a white box solution based on Lanner Electronics’ Intel x86 processor using Ekinops’ OneOS6-LIM middleware open architecture. OneManage, a new service deployment tool, Design Studio, a solution for creating virtual services and director from Ekinops, supports management functions and provides a simple, flexible and user-friendly interface for educational purposes.

“Virtualization is now an integral part of the transformation of networks in telecommunications and enterprises and makes it possible to take advantage of 5G infrastructure. Using white-box, ready-to-deploy equipment accelerates deployment and revenue generation “, he declares Sven Freudenfeld, Technical Director, North America, Lanner Electronics. “Software Defined Networking (SDN) presents new business models and new opportunities for several vertical markets. Providing this infrastructure to the research and teaching community lays the foundation for further development. »

A new virtualization solution will be explored by telecommunications graduate students to improve their understanding of key industry technology trends, including virtualization and network optimization that support cloud computing and edge connectivity requirements. Additionally, the solution will be used by ÉTS researchers to support R&D lab projects investigating future network access solutions.

One of the pillars of our teaching and research strategy at ÉTS is to offer students and researchers practical experience from our industry partnerships.explains Dr. Kim Hoa Nguyen, Professor at ÉTS. ” We are very pleased to work with a virtualization solution from Ekinops and Lanner, relying on their combined experience in implementing the latest, field-proven technologies. The new environment will expose students and staff to the most advanced and innovative tools for teaching and applied research and will enable us to continue to equip tomorrow’s professionals with skills relevant to the changing needs of the sector.. »

At Ekinops, we recognize that education and applied research have a direct link to innovation that supports next-generation networking. “, he adds Brent Hayes, Vice President of Sales for Canada at Ekinops. ” We look forward to working closely with ÉTS. By providing students and researchers with an engaging and immersive environment where they can explore and experience the latest network access solutions, we are investing in the future. Ultimately, this will benefit our operator and enterprise customers, who will continue to receive industry-leading solutions from Ekinops for years to come. »

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Ekinops is a leading provider of open and interoperable telecommunications solutions for service providers (telecom operators and enterprises) worldwide. Ekinops solutions, highly programmable and scalable, allow fast and flexible deployment of new optical, broadband and high-speed transport services, as well as enterprise services, especially through network virtualization.

The portfolio of solutions and services consists of three perfectly complementary brands:

  • Ekinops 360, for the needs of metropolitan, regional and long-distance optical transport networks, based on two complementary technologies: WDM for a simple, compact and integrated architecture; OTN for complex multi-vendor environments
  • OneAccess to offer a wide range of deployment options, physical and virtual, for layers 2 and 3 (link and network).
  • Build software-defined networks through a variety of management tools and services, including scalable SD-WAN Xpress solutions and edge-to-cloud solutions from SixSq.

As service providers adopt SDN (software defined networking) and NFV (network functions virtualization) deployment models, Ekinops solutions enable them to seamlessly transition to open and virtualized architectures.

Equinops has a global organization and operates on four continents. Equinops is listed on Euronext in Paris.

Label: Echinopsis

ISIN code: FR0011466069

Mnemonic code: EKI

Number of shares constituting the share capital: 26 171 726

About ÉTS

École de technologie supérieure is part of the Université du Québec network. Specializing in engineering and technology transfer teaching and applied research, it produces engineers and researchers recognized for their practical and innovative approach. ÉTS enrolls a quarter of undergraduate engineering students in Quebec, making it the number one university offering this undergraduate education. It is among the five largest engineering schools or faculties in Canada.


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