ECI's products met the technical and performance requirements of IPTV services early on, which established it in some of the key early service deployments. We project that ECI will maintain a leadership position in the global IPTV market based on its strength in Europe as the market grows from 7.9 million subscribers globally at the end of 2006 to 70 million at the end of 2012.
Petah Tikva, Israel (PRWEB) September 19, 2007
ECI Telecom (NASDAQ: ECIL), a global provider of networking infrastructure equipment, today announced that its flagship Hi-FOCuS MSAN platform now supports over one million IPTV subscribers worldwide, covering Western and Eastern Europe, Israel and Taiwan. Top tier carriers rely on ECI's highly scalable, edge to access broadband solution for advanced IP video services.
"ECI has been a leader in the IPTV market in Europe and Asia from the start, and we rated it as the number two IPTV access company globally in 2006 with 18 percent market share," stated Bob Larribeau, Principal Analyst at TelecomView. "ECI's products met the technical and performance requirements of IPTV services early on, which established it in some of the key early service deployments. We project that ECI will maintain a leadership position in the global IPTV market based on its strength in Europe as the market grows from 7.9 million subscribers globally at the end of 2006 to 70 million at the end of 2012."
ECI's carrier-class Hi-FOCuS MSAN helps carriers deliver IPTV with advanced multicast capabilities, effectively providing any service- such as voice, data and video services - on any architecture and over any technology, including copper and fiber. With its industry leading QoS, security and high capacity capabilities, and field-proven scalability, the Hi-FOCuS MSAN is the ideal broadband access platform to support IPTV deployments.
The Hi-FOCuS' unique capabilities include multi-mode multicast support, which provides carriers with flexibility as to the video architecture type in which the multicast is operated. The MSAN offers enhanced multicast implementation that enables fast-zapping and fast-recovery in case of failure. It also provides improved management information to help service providers optimize their IPTV and video networks.
"Supporting over one million IPTV subscribers underscores our ability to deliver best-of-breed and highly innovative, efficient and scalable solutions that exceed customer expectations," said Ofer Reviv, General Manager of ECI Telecom's Broadband Access Division. "We are able to support service providers as they introduce value-added services, such as IPTV and video on demand, to their bundle of offerings. Through the Hi-FOCuS platform, this migration is future-proof and seamless, providing a cost-effective offering to help maintain and attract new subscribers."
About ECI Telecom
ECI Telecom 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 and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Elana Holzman, VP Investor Relations, ECI Telecom, Tel: International access code +972-3-926-6255
Sandra Welfeld, Corporate Communications, ECI Telecom, Tel: International access code +972-3-928-7283
Fran Bosecker, PR@vantage, Tel: 1-845-536-1416
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