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May 19, 2009 at 07:05 AM EDT
FiberNet Telecom Group Selects Ekinops 360 Optical Transport, Citing Reliability, Management, Density and Cost Benefits

Ekinops, a leading provider of next generation dynamic multi-reach long-haul, regional, and metro transport aggregation solutions for service providers and enterprises, today announced that FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTGX), a leading provider of complex interconnection services, has chosen the Ekinops 360 multi-reach optical transport system for the deployment of 10G and Gigabit Ethernet services.

FiberNet will utilize the Ekinops 360, a carrier class optical transport platform for metro, regional, and long-haul networks, to deliver 10 Gigabit services in the New York/New Jersey region and in Los Angeles.

Density, reliability and ease of management were cited as reasons FiberNet chose the Ekinops 360 platform. “We were looking for a high-density, reliable product for high-bandwidth 10 Gigabit services and we found that in the Ekinops 360,” said Ernie Hoffmann, senior vice president of engineering and operations for FiberNet Telecom Group.

“From the beginning, the Ekinops equipment has been easy to install, and its management system has been particularly user-friendly,” he continued. “Its reliability and ease of use has been great. We are now looking to Ekinops for Gigabit Ethernet and 2.5 Gigabit service aggregation as well.”

The attractive cost of the Ekinops equipment was also a factor in FiberNet’s decision, Hoffmann noted. “The volume of 10 Gigabit services has grown over the past year. For FiberNet to continue to meet our customers’ expectations, we need to provide world class service at a competitive price. The Ekinops 360 helps us achieve that goal.”

With its T-Chip “Transport on a Chip” technology foundation, the Ekinops 360 equipment packs its transport intelligence into a much smaller, more efficient design, reducing costs, footprint, ongoing power consumption, and manufacturing delivery times to service providers and enterprises.

“FiberNet chose the right partner in its search for a low-cost, reliable solution,” said Rob Adams, vice president of marketing for Ekinops. “With our T-Chip at the heart of all our equipment, we have been able to provide industry leading economics, minimize our footprint, reduce ongoing costs of power and management and deliver solutions quickly to FiberNet and our many other customers, allowing them to stay ahead of their competition.”

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 FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc. owns and operates integrated colocation facilities and diverse transport routes in the gateway markets of New York/New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, designed to provide comprehensive broadband interconnectivity enabling the exchange of traffic over multiple networks. FiberNet’s customized connectivity infrastructure provides an advanced, high bandwidth, fiber-optic solution to support the demand for network capacity and to facilitate the interconnection of multiple carriers’ and customers’ networks. For additional information about FiberNet, visit the company’s website at www.ftgx.com.

Contacts:

Ekinops
Dominique Arestan, +33 (0)1 49 97 04 03
Marketing Communications Director
Mobile: +33 (0)6 42 10 95 05
darestan@ekinops.net
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