ECI, Motorola ink strategic relationship

April 11, 2007
APRIL 11, 2007 -- The new agreement between Motorola and ECI gives Motorola the global rights to brand, market, and sell ECI's portfolio of access infrastructure equipment, particularly its outside plant and IP DSLAM products.

APRIL 11, 2007 -- Motorola Inc. (search for Motorola) and ECI Telecom (search for ECI Telecom) today announced a new strategic relationship pairing ECI's IP DSLAM portfolio with Motorola's fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) platforms.

With increasing consumer demand for higher-speed broadband driven by the explosive growth in bandwidth-intensive content and peer-to-peer (P2P) applications, carriers are recognizing the need for ultra-broadband access network solutions.

The companies' multi-year agreement provides Motorola access to ECI's complete portfolio of carrier-class access infrastructure products, including Outside Plant (OSP) and Central Office (CO) IP DSLAMs. Designed to maximize bandwidth potential and help increase service delivery efficiency, the IP DSLAM is supported by a premier IP/Ethernet switching fabric and deep quality-of-service (QoS) assurance capabilities, say ECI representatives.

"Motorola's widely recognized global brand and customer relationships make them the ideal ally for ECI," contends Ido Gur, ECI's senior vice president of sales and marketing. "This strategic relationship will help strengthen ECI's position in the access arena, specifically in North America, and help enhance Motorola's position as a leading provider of Ultra-Broadband access solutions for carrier customers."

"This relationship extends our portfolio of video-optimized FTTN and FTTP solutions and rounds out Motorola's global strategy to help enable service delivery over any carrier and cable access network architecture," adds Kevin Keefe, vice president of marketing and business development, Motorola Connected Home Solutions.

The new agreement between Motorola and ECI gives Motorola the global rights to brand, market, and sell ECI's portfolio of access infrastructure equipment. The focus of the relationship is on the OSP and IP DSLAM products. Motorola will be investing in integration of these platforms into their current Ultra-Broadband access portfolio and hence will have an exclusivity period for the North American market.


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