July 21, 2004 Petah Tikva, Israel -- ECI Telecom announced today that it has been awarded a $6 million order by a major Philippines carrier for the delivery of its XDM converged optical network solution.
The ability to technologically meet the carriers' highly complex network requirements, including unique geographical challenges, was one of the key reasons that ECI was chosen by the carrier. As the Philippines are a chain of islands, undersea cabling is required to connect them. The carrier was looking to lower the costs of expensive undersea connectivity without losing quality. ECI devised a system using Raman technology that utilizes the fiber as the amplification media instead of costly underwater amplifiers, explain company representatives. The solution allows the carrier to manage longer distances at a lower cost and offer next-generation, revenue-generating services at competitive prices.
In addition, the XDM's low-order granularity and converged DWDM and SDH capabilities offered major benefits to the customer and were one of the key reasons for awarding the project to ECI Telecom, says the compay.
"ECI is proud to partner with its customers to provide innovative solutions that help them deliver next generation services in a cost-effective way," asserts Avi Tenenbaum, president of the Asia Pacific Regional Business Unit. "This network follows a series of successful network deployments by ECI in the Philippines and enhances our reputation for excellent technology and service."
The XDM converges intelligent optical networking capabilities with advanced data functionality, including Ethernet Layer 2, SDH/SONET, CWDM, and DWDM. Offering a modular approach to building next-generation services, the XDM enables carriers to maximize investment in existing infrastructure while generating new revenue opportunities.