Metrosystems selects ECI Telecom for carrier Ethernet transport

OCTOBER 20, 2008 -- Swiss systems integrator Metrosystems has selected ECI Telecom's 9700 Series Carrier Ethernet Switch Router (CESR) to support its IPTV offering in the region.

OCTOBER 20, 2008 -- Metrosystems, a system integrator in Switzerland, has selected ECI Telecom's (search for ECI Telecom) 9700 Series Carrier Ethernet Switch Router (CESR) for its Carrier-class Ethernet portfolio.

The first customer deployment has already been completed with Datapark, a service provider for the city of Wil in St. Gallen, Switzerland. ECI delivered its 9700 Series to support the operator's IPTV service offering in the region, addressing the growing traffic demands and providing advanced Ethernet-based capabilities to the region.

Experiencing an increase in demand for Carrier Ethernet services, Metrosystems says it required a partner to address its customer needs for new data-driven services delivered at a higher capacity; ECI's CESR platform was selected to provide efficient support for the latest Ethernet and IP services. With this selection, ECI's CESR 9700 Series is providing Metrosystems and its customers with end-to-end, carrier-grade packet transport that is MEF-certified.

"When looking for a new partner to deliver Carrier Ethernet solutions, ECI's CESR platform proved to be far above other similar solutions based on its flexibility, advanced feature set like 10-GbE and MPLS capabilities, and future-proof platform priced cost-effectively,"recalls Andre Otto, general manager of Metrosystems. "We look forward to working with ECI on future endeavors."

By choosing ECI's CESR portfolio, Metrosystems and its customers benefit from a scalable packet platform to deliver Ethernet & IP services for businesses, residential, and mobile users, say ECI representatives. Delivering true convergence with support of Layer 2 and Layer 3 services and integration of packet and optical technologies at overall higher densities will provide the capabilities that Metrosystems and its customers require.

"Our CESR platform continues to win praise around the globe for its reliability and advanced capabilities," notes Joop can Aard, president and general manager for Europe, Middle East & Africa, ECI Telecom. "We can meet growing customer demands as well as manage high-capacity traffic with a single platform. Metrosystems is an experienced provider of IP technologies, and we look forward to working with them in the future and expanding our presence in Switzerland," he adds.

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