India's Tata Teleservices to deploy ECI Telecom's XDM optical platform in mobile network

4 December 2003 Petah Tikva, Israel Lightwave -- Tata Teleservices Ltd., a member of the Tata Group and one of India's leading CDMA mobile carriers, will deploy ECI Telecom's MultiService Provisioning Platforms (MSPPs) within its optical transmission access and backbone network.

4 December 2003 Petah Tikva, Israel Lightwave -- Tata Teleservices Ltd., a member of the Tata Group and one of India's leading CDMA mobile carriers, will deploy ECI Telecom's MultiService Provisioning Platforms (MSPPs) within its optical transmission access and backbone network.

For the first phase of the project, ECI will supply hundreds of XDM-100, XDM-500, XDM-1000, and BroadGate platforms to Tata Teleservices. ECI's SDH/DWDM optical network solutions will carry live traffic for Tata Teleservices across six circles, including Maharashtra/Mumbai, Delhi, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Further network growth and expansion of the circles are expected in the near future.

India is currently one of the highest-growth markets in the world with an increasing telecom infrastructure and a rapidly expanding cellular subscriber base. Tata Teleservices' investment in its CDMA network reflects the company's mission to capture this burgeoning market.

"It is central to the development of our business that we continue to expand our network infrastructure to meet the growing demand for cellular services in the Indian marketplace," explainsIS.Ramakrishnan, managing director of Tata Teleservices. "Our partnership with ECI will create a state-of-the-art CDMA network solution that will enable us to meet the future service requirements of our customers . . . ECI has also committed to an extremely aggressive schedule for deploying hundreds of XDMs in a matter of weeks, thereby enabling us to generate new revenues in an efficient timescale."

ECI Telecom's XDM will enable Tata Teleservices to expand its CDMA network for voice, data, and video services. The XDM MSPP converges intelligent optical networking capabilities with advanced data functionality, including ATM and Ethernet LayerI2 over SDH/SONET and DWDM. By integrating multiple network elements within one unified platform, the XDM MSPP replaces the need for investment in additional equipment as the network evolves. This scalable approach will enable Tata Teleservices to upgrade its network according to future demand.

In addition to the XDM, ECI Telecom's BroadGate MSPP family offers TataI Teleservices a metro access solution that extends the services of the XDM to the access network. BroadGate answers Tata Teleservices' need for cost-effective and reliable Ethernet connectivity in the metro access market.

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