ECI Telecom Announces Three New SmartLight™ Carrier Ethernet Platforms for Metro and Cloud Networking

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ECI to Demonstrate New SmartLight SDN Ready Solutions at MEF GEN 14

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In today's connected world of cloud-based services, ECI's new Carrier Ethernet platforms offer service providers the diversity and flexibility needed to better tailor their offerings, thereby giving them a competitive edge.

ECI Telecom, a global provider of next-generation network solutions, announced today the market launch of three new platforms in its CE 2.0 MEF Certified NPT series. This series provides an end-to-end metro and cloud networking solution - from access to core - combining carrier grade performance and availability with the efficiency of packet transport. ECI’s new offerings enhance service availability and facilitate service provisioning, maintenance and control; thereby enabling greater competitive differentiation for service providers.

At the heart of the offerings, is the dual stack MPLS scheme which facilitates the seamless interworking between MPLS-TP and IP/MPLS domains - effectively removing the barriers for extending MPLS into the metro. The dual stack also enables service optimized selection of the MPLS control scheme which allows service providers to better match their topology and service needs without sacrificing performance or limiting features.

All three of ECI’s new platforms provide deliverables which go beyond today's metro requirements. More specifically, the NPT-1050 is a unique, fully redundant, high capacity 10GE metro access platform offering service assurance and high speed access in compact device at the edge of the network. The scaled up version of the NPT-1200 includes more than triple the previous switching capacity (up to 320Gbps) for metro aggregation. The NPT 1800, designed for the metro core, is scalable to over 1 Tb of switching capacity with 100GbE interfaces.

“As mobile data and cloud based services become ever more pervasive, so do the complexities and the challenges faced by the industry. With more and more traffic being pushed into the geographically dispersed large scale metro, the challenges of efficiency and reliability become directly related to profitability,” said Alon Moses, Head of the Packet Transport Line of Business at ECI Telecom. ”ECI prides itself on always staying one step ahead, anticipating market needs and developing products to meet them. The platforms announced today address these challenges and will greatly benefit both existing and new customers.”

The NPT is an integral part of ECI’s new SmartLight™ framework which enables ECI clients to immediately enjoy the benefits of SDN (Software Defined Networks) and NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) on their existing infrastructure. Like all of ECI platforms, the NPT is managed by LightSoft®, ECI's unified, multi-layer network management system.

“In today's connected world of cloud-based services, ECI's new Carrier Ethernet platforms offer service providers the diversity and flexibility needed to better tailor their offerings, thereby giving them a competitive edge. This flexibility is especially important in the ever growing segment of business services,” said Jimmy Mizrachi, VP Portfolio Management at ECI Telecom.

ECI will be hosting a live demonstration of its SmartLight framework and the SDN LightApps applications at booth 323 at MEF GEN14 in Washington, DC, November 17-20.

ABOUT ECI TELECOM
ECI Telecom delivers comprehensive network solutions to service providers around the globe. Along with its long standing, industry proven next generation packet optical transport, today ECI offers a variety of SDN/NFV applications, a comprehensive cyber security solution and a range of professional services. ECI's solutions and products transform any transport network into a competitive advantage by enabling customers to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy revenue-generating services. For more information how ECI can support your business, visit us at http://www.ecitele.com.

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