Turkish fixed line ISP TurkNet has chosen Ekinops’ FlexRate 400Gbps optical transport solutions to significantly upgrade its core network, which provides businesses and individuals with uncapped high speed broadband services across the country’s key cities. Mustafa Ucar, Chief Network Manager at TurkNet said: ‘The Ekinops solution enables us to stay well ahead of rising traffic demands and supports our continued growth in number of users. It also enhances our data centre interconnect services which we offer across major Turkish data centres.’ The resulting flexible network architecture gives TurkNet the ability to handle ‘unprecedented, dynamic increases in capacity up to 16Tbps’, according to its press release. The first deployment of the Ekinops 400G solution is already operating in Istanbul, with further PoPs to be upgraded later in 2020.
Established in 1996, TurkNet operates its own nationwide IP-MPLS backbone, and has PoPs in all of Turkey’s major cities. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, TurkNet is Turkey’s sixth-largest fixed broadband provider by subscribers, while in the fixed voice telephony market it currently has the second largest user base in the country, albeit a long way behind dominant fixed line operator Turk Telekom.