Ekinops Initiates New Research Collaboration with the b-com
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Ekinops Initiates New Research Collaboration with the b-com

By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Ekinops is partnering with b-com to research and develop connectivity solutions.

FREMONT, CA: Ekinops is entering into a new research partnership with b-com, a French innovation hub. The two organizations will collaborate to create technologies for private cloud infrastructures with use cases in eHealth, artificial intelligence, and telecommunications, using b-com’s private-public partnership approach.

The collaboration will focus on creating new generations of hardware and software platforms based on a bare-metal "service containers" approach that optimizes resource allocation while meeting evolving connectivity demands in solutions that are robust, compact, and easy to integrate into any environment. It will also seek to develop adaptable solutions to host services that enable IoT or Edge Computing use cases such as real-time pattern or object recognition, Cloud services, and other IoT or Edge Computing use cases while providing 4G, 5G, or fiber connectivity.

Ekinops and b-com have previously collaborated on optical transmission technologies as long-time partners. This latest initiative will take a novel approach to network access in order to advance the field so that it can address a broader range of innovative, intelligent routing requirements arising from the digitalization of cities, transportation, retail, health, energy distribution, and other areas while remaining compatible with existing telecoms networks.

"Having already successfully applied virtualization to business use cases with our OneOS6-LIM technology, this new research collaboration will allow us to address different environments and services. A bare-metal integrated container approach in OneOS6 would offer the benefits of both worlds of physical (pCPE) and virtualized (uCPE) platforms," comments Sylvain Quartier, VP Marketing & Product Strategy Access at Ekinops. "We are delighted to have found with b-com, once again, ambitious technological innovation supporting companies, and it is with great motivation that we continue our collaboration with their experts," he adds.

"Our ambition is to imagine the private networks of tomorrow while meeting the needs of companies today," says Mathieu Lagrange, Director of Networks and Security at b-com. “The challenges of the transformation that lies ahead are numerous, whether it is AI or real-time computing, for example, to serve the performance, resilience and security of these future networks. The results of our joint research will probably be applied first to very demanding uses in terms of security and processing of high-definition video streams with very low latency, for example in the healthcare field," he concludes.