ECI Telecom enhances multi-degree ROADM

JUNE 20, 2007 -- ECI Telecom Ltd. says it has enhanced its XDM Multi-Service Transport Platform (MSTP) by combining the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of metro and regional systems with the reach and capacity usually offered by long-haul DWDM systems.

JUNE 20, 2007 -- ECI Telecom Ltd. says it has enhanced its XDM Multi-Service Transport Platform (MSTP) by combining the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of metro and regional systems with the reach and capacity usually offered by long-haul DWDM systems.

Highlights of the new XDM feature set include doubling the total channel capacity, representing a total throughput of 800 Gbits/sec per single fiber pair, as well as extending the overall reach to 2,000 km, primarily by introducing a new set of very long reach transponders and very high power fiber amplifiers. The improved capacity and reach provide greater savings by eliminating the need for multiple systems, higher reliability by eliminating inter-system cabling, improved service agility for on-demand expansion and content sharing across regions as multi-degree ROADMs allow simple provisioning, and overall higher quality of experience.

These enhanced capabilities, combined with the existing feature set of SDH/SONET and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)-certified Ethernet/MPLS switching, further positions the XDM as a unique converged platform for packet, TDM, and ROADM applications, both for metro and core networks, the company believes. The platform is designed to enable carriers to build their networks today cost effectively while insuring that they have what is needed for next-generation Ethernet/IP-based services. Such a smooth transition preserves capital investment, saves in users' training, and enables rapid service turn up, the company says. ECI Telecom adds that the key to the evolution of the XDM's capabilities is the LightSoft network management system, which provides full control and provisioning of new services in an E2E manner with robust and expected functionality.

"Although this new feature set is scheduled to be commercially available by year end, we have already received orders from customers," said Eyal Shaked, executive vice president and general manager of ECI Telecom's Transport Networking Division. "The XDM is continuing to fulfill the promise of seamlessly and cost-effectively transitioning customers as their business needs grow and change. The XDM's inherent converged architecture has protected their investments."

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