Viettel selects ECI for network expansion

AUGUST 27, 2007 -- As one of the major suppliers of equipment for Viettel's network, ECI has supplied its XDM multiservice transmission platform (MSTP), BroadGate (BG) multiservice provisioning platform (MSPP), and Hi-FOCuS multiservice access node (MSAN) platform in an IP DSLAM configuration.

AUGUST 27, 2007 -- ECI Telecom (search for ECI Telecom), a provider of networking infrastructure equipment, has announced that Viettel has selected ECI's optical and broadband access products to expand its network in Vietnam. As one of the major suppliers of equipment for Viettel's network, ECI has supplied its XDM multiservice transmission platform (MSTP), BroadGate (BG) multiservice provisioning platform (MSPP), and Hi-FOCuS multiservice access node (MSAN) platform in an IP DSLAM configuration. This win demonstrates ECI's growing presence in the emerging markets of southeast Asia, the company says. The project is being implemented by ECI's business partner in Vietnam, Ntegrator. Ntegrator is an integration specialist for network infrastructure and voice communication systems.

ECI and Ntegrator have been leading suppliers in Viettel for the past nine years, supplying optical equipment for nationwide wireless backhaul. Under this new contract, ECI is providing leading-edge optical technology as well as broadband access for Viettel's network expansion. A new, more than 2,000 km long-haul DWDM network with a capacity of 40 channels at 10 Gbits/sec was deployed based on ECI's XDM all-range platform. This network utilizes very high-power fiber amplifiers, widely tunable lasers, and very long-reach transponders. Viettel also chose ECI's cost-effective, miniature BG-20 optical platform in order to provide optical access for backhauling of mobile base-station traffic.

In addition, for this network expansion, Viettel installed ECI's Hi-FOCuS-5 MSAN platform to increase DSL broadband access from Ho Chi Minh City to the other major cities and provinces in the country. The Hi-FOCuS platform gives Viettel greater network capacity and service enabling features to provide high-bandwidth services such as IPTV.

Viettel reportedly selected ECI's optical and broadband platforms for their multiservice capabilities and scalability, enabling Viettel to easily grow its network and add minimal hardware for a smooth and cost-efficient upgrade.

"We are honored to be working again with Viettel not only to expand one of the most advanced long-haul optical networks in Vietnam, but also to be able to leverage this relationship to include broadband," says Aviel Tenenbaum, president of ECI Telecom's Asia Pacific Regional Business Unit.


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