The Philippines' BayanTel picks ECI's optical platform for IP upgrade

October 26, 2005 Petah Tikva, Israel -- Bayan Telecommunications (BayanTel) of the Philippines has chosen ECI Telecom's optical platform to upgrade its network to deliver IP-based applications such as IPTV, VoIP, video streaming, and other bandwidth-intensive triple-play services to residential and business subscribers.

October 26, 2005 Petah Tikva, Israel -- Bayan Telecommunications (BayanTel) of the Philippines has chosen ECI Telecom's optical platform to upgrade its network to deliver IP-based applications such as IPTV, VoIP, video streaming, and other bandwidth-intensive triple-play services to residential and business subscribers.

The network will deliver bandwidth up to 100 Mbit/sec, with ECI's optical platform, including the company's BG-40 and the T::DAX-100 systems, serving as the infrastructure for the network upgrade. The company says the project includes the deployment of secure, metro fiber-optic nodes within a few hundred meters of subscribers' homes.

"Upgrading our network with ECI's solutions will give us the bandwidth capacity to address the very strong demand for DSL services and the growth of applications like gaming that require high bandwidth," says Dave Rogers, BayanTel's senior consultant for network management. "High demand for our DSL services is currently putting a strain on our network. But with this expansion, we expect to be at the forefront of meeting the high bandwidth requirements of our customers going online."

According to a press release, the project's initial phase will cover the metro Manila core and street cabinets and is estimated to be completed by the first quarter of 2006. The optical network expansion, part of a 3-year upgrade project, is a continuation of a multi-year relationship between BayanTel and ECI Telecom. Previously, BayanTel partnered with ECI to expand its National Digital Transmission Network (NDTN) to a 10G network.

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