ECI Telecom adds intelligent control to optical transport networks - Lightwave

ECI Telecom adds intelligent control to optical transport networks

DECEMBER 17, 2007 -- ECI Telecom (search for ECI Telecom) today announced the availability of Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON) capabilities for its XDM Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (search for MSPP) family of products, from metro access to core networks.

According to the company, advanced control plane architecture offers new protection schemes to assure service continuation. The ITU ASON architecture, along with the GMPLS common signaling and routing protocol, enables the introduction of an extra layer of virtual management plane for differentiated service support based on Class of Service (CoS).

"Service providers must safeguard their networks against failures, providing the highest levels of protection and resiliency," reports Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading. "In some markets, such as India and Russia, fiber cuts are prevalent and can cause major disruptions in service. Adding intelligent control planes to MSPP/MSTP products--as ECI has announced with the XDM--is an interesting trend we are beginning to see in optical networking," he notes. "ASON and GMPLS support enables dynamic mesh restoration and rerouting of traffic within 50 milliseconds in case of failure, with minimal disruption of services."

Differential services can be implemented in existing and new transport networks by adding a control plane card to the XDM platform and using ECI's unified LightSoft end-to-end network management system. Successful dealing with multiple network failures is enabled by full auto discovery package, new protection schemes, and automatic prioritized restoration, say company representatives.

"The addition of ASON capabilities enables our customers to offer higher QoS with service continuation in spite of network failures, thereby reducing CAPEX and OPEX through efficient planning and operation of optical networks," maintains Eyal Shaked, executive vice president and general manager of ECI Telecom's Network Solutions Division. "ECI is dedicated to continually enhance our customers' networks and support their transition towards next-generation services," he says.

Visit ECI Telecom

Get the Lightwave Newsletter Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest information on

  • Service Providers
  • Datacom/Data Center
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Network Design

Post a Comment

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.

Related Companies

M/A-COM Technology Solutions

Company Description:  MACOM is a leading provider of high performance analog semiconductor solutions for use in wireless and wireline applications acros...

Discovery Semiconductors Inc

Discovery Semiconductors, Inc. is an industry leader in manufacturing ultrafast, high optical power handling InGaAs photodetectors, RF over fiber optical rec...

Centellax Inc

  Centellax, Established in 2001, is a leading supplier of high-speed analog semiconductor products for 40G, 100G, and 400G optical communications, and ...

Related Products

MAOM-003404 is a quad channel 32 Gbps differential modulator driver IC

for 100G coherent transponders in CFP and CFP2 form factors. Lowest Power Dissipation Quad-Channel Differe...

MAOM-003405 is a quad channel 32 Gbps modulator driver IC

meets the stringent CFP2 input voltage requirements, while the single-ended output voltage of up to 6.5Vpp ...

MATA-03803A - transimpedance amplifier

32 Gbps Dual-Channel Differential Input Linear TIA with AGC for 100G PM-QPSK Rx

Most Viewed


Fundamentals of Wavelength Dependent Optical Component Testing

( 09/29/2015 / 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time / 12:00 PM Central Daylight Time / 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time / 17:00 GMT )
Sponsored by

Achieving Accurate Jitter Tolerance Testing

( 09/21/2015 / 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time / 02:00 PM Central Daylight Time / 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time / 19:00 GMT )
Sponsored by

Fiber Optic Multiplexing Technology

( 09/16/2015 / 01:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time / 12:30 PM Central Daylight Time / 10:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time / 17:30 GMT )
Sponsored by

Social Activity