Cable & Wireless implements optical network in Central America using Lightscape's optical platform

July 2, 2001
July 2, 2001--Lightscape Networks announced that Cable & Wireless in Panama has successfully transmitted live global traffic using the XDM next-generation optical platform from Lightscape Networks.

Lightscape Networks, a member of the ECI Telecom group (ECI Telecom: NASDAQ/NM symbol: ECIL) and an international provider of optical networking, announced that Cable & Wireless in Panama has successfully transmitted live global traffic using the XDM next-generation optical platform from Lightscape Networks.

This is Cable & Wireless's second implementation of the XDM platform and follows hot on the heels of the first involving a European customer. The XDM optical platform features a single architecture approach, which enables Cable & Wireless to accommodate future growth through modular expansion of the same platform as the need arises.

Cable & Wireless Panama, a telecommunications company in Panama, chose Lightscape Networks' XDM hybrid optical networking platform to consolidate voice and data traffic across local, national and international networks. A primary objective for the XDM implementation was the integration of international traffic arriving from four different submarine cables. The XDM integrates SDH/SONET, Digital Cross Connect (DCS), DWDM, Gigabit Ethernet, optical switching and instant end-to-end service provisioning within one switch. This advanced platform, which features multiple interfaces and services support, enables Cable & Wireless to operate a flexible and future-proof transmission solution, that connects Panama with anywhere in the world, including neighboring countries where large volumes of traffic are exchanged, such as Honduras, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica and Colombia, as well as North America.

In addition to consolidating four STM-16 rings into one XDM platform, Cable & Wireless Panama's network also uses Lightscape Networks' LumiNet family of DWDM optical solutions. LumiNet uses 16 channels of protected DWDM metropolitan rings, allowing for the transparent transmission of local and national SDH traffic as well as international STM-16 (2.5 Gb/s) traffic generated in submarine cables. Additionally, the DWDM ring supports IP, ATM and video traffic.

Lightscape Networks' products are currently sold globally to carriers and service providers such as Deutsche Telekom, NTL, D2 Vodafone, Telemach, Hansol, Banverket, and Globe Telecom. Lightscape Networks is also undergoing trials in the US and Canada.

About Cable & Wireless:

Cable & Wireless is a global telecommunications business, providing IP (internet protocol) and data services and solutions for business customers. For more information, visit www.cw.com.

About Lightscape Networks:

Lightscape Networks' solutions serve both carriers and service providers at all stages of optical network implementation. For more information, visit www.lightscapenetworks.com.

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