ECI Telecom tapped for Philippines network

MAY 7, 2007 -- ECI Telecom makes it three-for-three with the latest upgrade to the National Digital Transmission Network.

MAY 7, 2007 -- The Telecoms Infrastructure Corporation of the Philippines (TelicPhil), a consortium of seven franchised telecom operators, has again selected ECI Telecom's (search for ECI Telecom) optical equipment to expand the National Digital Transmission Network (NDTN). This third phase of the network expansion includes a 16-channel, 10-Gbit/sec DWDM backbone that will enable TelicPhil to cost-effectively deliver increased capacity for bandwidth-intensive voice, data, and video services to business and residential users across the southern Philippines. ECI has been involved in all three phases of expansion.

TelicPhil will deploy ECI's XDM Converged Multi-Service Provision Platform (MSPP) and All-Range ROADM for this network expansion. Previously, the network connecting the Mindanao islands had a transmission capacity of only 2.5 Gbits/sec, rendering the network unable to meet the increasing user demands for high-bandwidth services. The XDM network utilizes various DWDM technologies, including high-power EDFA and Raman amplifiers and advanced signal modulation and coding techniques, to cost-effectively bridge long distances including island hopping.

TelicPhil chose the XDM because it enables expansion of the NDTN to a 160-Gbit/sec DWDM network and thus make more services available to users, according to ECI. Furthermore, the XDM gives TelicPhil the ability to support multiple interfaces like SDH/SONET, Ethernet, PDH, and DWDM and easily add new services efficiently while providing link resiliency.

"Having worked with ECI on the previous two NTDN expansions, we have great confidence in the equipment and solutions offered and its people," said Henry Galingan, president and general manager of TelicPhil. "From the beginning, ECI has been an excellent partner, providing high-quality service, constant support and timely solutions to fill our needs."

"ECI is proud to be part of one of the largest network backbones in the Philippines," said Aviel Tenenbaum, president of ECI Telecom's Asia Pacific Regional Business Unit. "This win not only strengthens our presence in Southeast Asia, but demonstrates the flexibility of our optical platform to assist in complex environments while connecting new regions to greater global communications."

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