ECI Telecom Launches World's First GPON Solution with a High Bandwidth Network Processor

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The unique network processor enables the implementation of market leading service-enabling intelligence such as advanced quality of service and security.

Answering to a Higher GPON Quality of Experience

ECI Telecom, a global provider of networking infrastructure solutions, announced today that it will showcase the world's first high-bandwidth gigabit passive optical network (GPON) optical line termination (OLT) with a built-in network processor at the Broadband World Forum Asia Conference in Hong Kong. This next-generation GPON OLT solution, the only one to offer a built-in network processor in a GPON line card, is based on 800 Gbps of switching capacity and offers two new platforms, F152 and F61, significantly enhancing ECI's OLT product offerings based on the Hi-FOCuS™ Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) family.

"Services such as IPTV, video on demand, VoIP and peer-to-peer communications are driving the need for higher bandwidth, which has resulted in the rapid growth of fiber-based access technology, particularly PON, on a global basis. In Asia Pacific, which accounts for the largest number of FTTH customers, operators are increasingly embracing PON, with GPON gaining traction in many countries such as Korea, Singapore, India, Taiwan and the Philippines. By continuously introducing advances in GPON technology, ECI will be well positioned for an increased share of the market opportunity," said Teresa Mastrangelo, Principal Analyst of BroadbandTrends.

The upgraded Hi-FOCuS MSAN OLT is part of ECI's 1Net business framework solution. The integrated network processor provides operators with unique service-enabling intelligence as they transition their networks towards NGN. The solution enables the implementation of market leading functionalities, such as advanced quality of service and security. It also allows for added flexibility, easily adapting to different network designs while providing system agility with the processing headroom for future upgrades - a key promise of the 1Net framework for operators tasked with managing their network transitions.

The new service-enabling capabilities also enable network operators to smoothly introduce advanced revenue generating customized services with unique flexibility for future upgrades, while maintaining an architecture that supports current broadband requirements like xDSL or TDM voice services.

"This new GPON OLT solution joins ECI's wide range of optical network units (ONUs) and ONTs to present the market leading GPON offering today in bandwidth capacity, service-enabling intelligence and architectural agility ECI's tradition in innovation and our drive to respond to our customers' needs and demands underscores our commitment to bring the most advanced and cost-effective solutions possible, without compromising quality and competitiveness," commented Eli Lotan, Vice President of the Access Line of Business of ECI Telecom."

The Hi-FOCuS MSAN family is the only broadband access solution in the market that simultaneously supports xDSL, VoIP and fiber access services in a single platform. The product family is part of ECI's recently announced 1Net offering, a comprehensive framework focusing on the optimized transition to next-generation networks, through the unique combination of multi-functional network equipment, fully integrated solutions and a suite of professional services to provide customers the highest level of support as they evolve their networks.

Technical Specifications:

  • New high-bandwidth network interface (HBNI-42) card with 800 Gbps switching capacity and two 10 GbE or four 1GbE uplink ports, the new platforms support voice gateway cards/POTS interfaces, GPON and xDSL. This subscriber-side line card facilitates the implementation of market leading service-enabling functionality, such as advanced QoS and security, while providing system agility with the processing headroom for future upgrades.
  • Ultra-high capacity 10 Gbps dual-star backplane with 2x10Gbps per line card which allows for full capacity GPON traffic. The new GPLT-4E line card connects the MSAN to the subscriber through a unique design featuring a network processor which enables service providers to define highly granular QoS profiles and to create different security models, as well as providing greater flexibility for future upgrades and new services.
  • These new Hi-FOCuS MSAN capabilities enable service providers to smoothly migrate from copper-based networks to fiber access at their own pace while answering their specific market requirements, per the 1Net directive.

For more information on GPON QoE, please see ECI's "Answering to a Higher GPON Quality of Experience" white paper.

About ECI Telecom
ECI Telecom Ltd. delivers innovative communications platforms to carriers and service providers worldwide. ECI provides efficient platforms and solutions that enable customers to rapidly deploy cost-effective, revenue-generating services.

Founded in 1961, Israel-based ECI has consistently delivered customer-focused networking solutions to the world's largest carriers. The Company is also a market leader in many emerging markets. ECI provides scalable broadband access, transport and data networking infrastructure that provides the foundation for the communications of tomorrow, including next-generation voice, IPTV, mobility and other business solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.ecitele.com.

Certain statements contained in this release may contain forward-looking information with respect to plans, projections or future performance of the Company. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, product and market acceptance risks, the impact of competitive pricing, product development, commercialization and technological difficulties as well as other risks.

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