Lightscape Networks wins global contract from Telia International Carrier

January 7, 2002--Lightscape Networks, an ECI Telecom company, has won a global contract to supply the XDM flagship optical networking platform and a full suite of professional support services to Sweden's Telia International Carrier.

Lightscape Networks, an ECI Telecom company, has won a global contract to supply the XDM flagship optical networking platform and a full suite of professional support services to

Sweden's Telia International Carrier. The project will provide optical connectivity and lambda services between Telia's Viking backbone network and the metropolitan area networks (MANs) of numerous major cities across North America, Europe, and later Eastern Europe. The initial phase of the contract, covering approximately 15 cities, is valued at over $20 million.

Telia International Carrier deploys optical DWDM and lambda services in the MAN to ease traffic bottlenecks at major urban centers and provide greater access to its backbone network. London will be the first city to go live with the equipment during the next few weeks. Shortly after, deployments will be made in numerous cities in Europe and the United States, among them New York City.

The large-scale project will involve the deployment of Lightscape Networks' XDM, a scalable metro optical networking platform, at city sites worldwide. The XDM's single architecture features intelligent optical networking capabilities, DWDM, multiple SDH/SONET rings, digital cross connects (DXC), carrier-class Gigabit Ethernet, and on-demand network provisioning within a single device, claims the company.

Per the agreement, Lightscape Networks will, in the initial phase, be responsible for the entire operation and management of the network in the United States. Outside of the United States, Telia will use the full range of professional services available from Lightscape Networks, from delivery to full turnkey solutions, as requested by each local branch of Telia International Carrier. A major aspect of this service element is the employment of a full-time professional support team at Telia's Management Center in Washington, D.C. for end-to-end management of the network.

For more information about Scandinavian Internet and communications company Telia, visit the company's Web site at www.telia.com.

Lightscape Networks Inc. (Petah Tikva, Israel, and Herndon, VA) provides next-generation intelligent optical networking solutions. For more information on Lightscape Networks, visit www.lightscapenetworks.com.

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