Ekinops has been selected by Strata Networks, Utah’s largest telecommunications cooperative, to upgrade its optical transport network using the Ekinops360 with FlexRate technology.
Strata Networks, based in Roosevelt, Utah, extends its network throughout the Uintah Basin, into the Wasatch Front, and to Denver, serving a diverse demographic including mid-sized urban and remote rural areas. Strata also chose Ekinops’ advanced network management system.
Ekinops says its optical solution along with 200G and 400G FlexRate modules and Celestis NM will enhance the scope and performance of Strata’s optical transport network. This upgrade allows Strata to extend 100G links all the way to its point-of-presence in Denver, serving its customers in Colorado.
The Ekinops PM400FR05 utilizes high-power pluggable coherent optics to provide up to 400G of capacity for metro/regional connectivity at a lower cost than traditional transponders.
Additionally, Celestis NMS provides Strata with complete control over its network, allowing for monitoring, troubleshooting, and service upgrades from a centralized network operations center, thereby minimizing truck rolls and reducing the company’s carbon footprint.