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NTT Communications Installs Compass-EOS Router Equipment in Japan

Compass-EOS, the icPhotonics™ networking pioneer, today announced, together with Net One Systems, a leading systems integrator in Japan, that Compass-EOS’ r10004 equipment is installed at NTT Communications in Japan. This comes at a time when Internet traffic in Japan is expected to continue to dramatically grow, requiring telecommunication service providers to scale the capacity of their network infrastructure. NTT Communications, part of one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, the NTT Group, is interested in the photonics-interconnect powered routers since they result in a radically smaller router footprint, a result of the innovation inherent in photonics interconnect and the resulting radical change of router architecture.

“NTT Communications recognizes that high router power consumption and the resulting cooling requirements, along with the large physical equipment footprint, are turning into serious problems as data requirements grow due to the popularity of smart devices and the use of video applications. The innovation brought by Compass-EOS’ icPhotonicsTM disrupts the routing industry and frees it from the power-hungry and large footprint routers that have dominated it. NTT Communications will start a practical test of the innovative technology with the help of Net One Systems and tackle the increase of network capacity while reducing power consumption and equipment footprint,” said Taku Morinobu, Director Technology Network Service at NTT Communications Corporation.

“NTT Communications understands the value of next-generation routing architectures and the technologies that drive them,” said Matt Bross, Chairman and CEO of Compass-EOS. “We look forward to proving that the benefits our next-generation routers provide are tangible and meaningful as measured by real operational performance indicators. Our icPhotonicsTM innovation is set to transform routing.”

About Compass-EOS

Compass EOS is a next-generation networking company. Its photonic backplane technology, icPhotonicsTM, powers ultra-bandwidth dense routers that bring networking into the age of modularity and virtualization. The Compass-EOS icPhotonicsTM technology is the world’s first commercial silicon for inter-chip optical interconnect. Its family of carrier-grade routers is a new breed of scale-out routers, enabling SDN-based, simplified architectures in service provider networks. Since 2006 Compass has attracted top-tier investors ranging from leading venture capital funds to service providers and networking suppliers.

About Net One Systems Co., Ltd.

Net One Systems is one of the most experienced internetworking system integration companies in Japan. Net One Systems helps promote strategic information utilization for customers and provides support to the customers adopting our solutions in anticipation of contributing to their customers by optimizing information infrastructure and constantly examining global trends in cutting-edge technologies, verifying and embodying different combinations.

Note: Compass-EOS, r10004 and icPhotonics are trademarks of Compass-EOS.

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