Iceland’s Mila Chooses Ekinops 100G Solution
to Interconnect Reykjavik Data Centers
Energy-Efficient Ekinops 360 Aligns with Mila’s Environmental Dedication
PARIS, April 23, 2015 – Mila, one of the leading telecommunications service providers in Iceland, has chosen Ekinops to provide high-capacity connectivity to data centers in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital. Ekinops announced its contract and partnership with Mila today to provide 100 Gbps equipment for the interconnection of various data centers.
Mila, whose core activities involve building and operating the most modern telecommunications network in Iceland, operates more than 500 technical facilities all over Iceland. Iceland offers its low-cost, clean-energy data center services to companies all over the world.
Iceland’s climate is ideal for data centers due to the naturally cool environment. In addition, because Iceland relies entirely on geothermal and hydro sources, it has the most “green” energy in the world. The cost and environmental considerations are key to companies using the services of data centers.
For Mila, rapid growth in traffic among Icelandic data centers drove it to look for a higher-capacity solution, one that would provide connectivity to backbone networks and to submarine connections.
“Ekinops provided a very cost-effective solution and excellent support to meet our needs,” said Snorri Olgeirsson, Chief Network Designer at Mila. “The ability to quickly augment capacity is essential to our continued growth as data centers’ traffic increases rapidly.”
Dadi Sigurdarson, Director of the Transport Network at Mila, commented: “We are particularly impressed by the optical performance of the Ekinops 100G product. It has the right capabilities to be put in use over longer distances here in Iceland in the future. Also, it is in line with Mila’s dedication to clean energy and the compact equipment is highly power-efficient in addition to being reliable and robust.”
Mila has for over 100 years built up, maintained and operated a state of the art telecommunications network in Iceland. Data centers, telecommunications and IT companies utilize this network through various solutions. Mila’s specialties include operation of a telecommunication and data network, co-location and consultancy.
Ekinops is a leading supplier of next generation optical transport equipment for telecommunications service providers. The Ekinops 360 addresses metro, regional, and long-haul applications with a single, highly-integrated platform. Ekinops is a market-leading innovator in 100G transport with a coherent line of products that truly optimizes optical networks and comes in 1RU, 2RU or 7RU chassis. The Ekinops 360 relies on the highly-programmable Ekinops T-Chip® (Transport-on-a-Chip) architecture that enables fast, flexible and cost-effective delivery of new services for high-speed, high-capacity transport. Using the Ekinops 360 carrier-grade system, operators can simply increase capacity of their networks – CWDM, DWDM, Ethernet, ESCON, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, and uncompressed video (HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI). Ekinops is headquartered in Lannion, France, and Ekinops Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary, is incorporated in the USA. Mnemonic code: EKI. Number of shares: 5,389,290. For more information, visit www.ekinops.net