ECI Telecom says that Romanian cable operator RCS & RDS will deploy ECI’s Apollo Optimized Multi-Layer Transport (OMLT) platforms to support 100-Gbps transmission.
The OMLT deployment will upgrade a 700-km route from Oradea to Bucharest. The RCS & RDS network per-channel capacity will grow from 10 Gbps to the 100-Gbps figure to connect core routers along the route. ECI Telecom’s LightSoft Network Management System will provide oversight.
RCS & RDS serves more than 4 million subscribers, making it the largest Romanian cable and Internet provider. It will use its upgraded capabilities to support its offering of quad-play services (voice, data, video, and mobile). The operator has been an ECI Telecom customer for more than 10 years (see, for example, "ECI tapped to expand Romania cable operator's Eastern European network").
"The ability to implement 100G in our current network is a confirmation of our continuous effort to invest in cutting-edge communications solutions,” commented Valentin Popoviciu, development manager, RCS & RDS. “For more than 10 years, ECI has been an innovative and experienced strategic partner that helped us provide our customers with exceptional services. The move to 100G will enable RCS & RDS to better meet the needs of its customer base by quickly reacting to current and future bandwidth demands and reliably offering the highest capacity services available on the market today, as well as the ability to approach new markets."
"With minimal changes to its existing infrastructure, RCS & RDS increased tenfold the available bandwidth to its customers. This new 100G network enables the company to remain competitive and offer the latest next-generation services and applications to its customers, without major investments in capex or opex," added Yoav Gazelle, head of sales & marketing for Europe & Americas, ECI Telecom.
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