September 14, 2004 Petah Tikva, Israel -- ECI Telecom was awarded a frame agreement from Enertel, a Dutch utility that offers telecom services, to supply its XDM multiservice provisioning platform (MSPP) for Enertel's metro and backbone networks throughout the Netherlands. ECI Telecom overcame strong competition from equipment providers to be selected as the sole transmission and optical provider for Enertel's network. The new contract is valued at several million dollars.
"The flexibility, capabilities, and cost-effectiveness of ECI's MSPP were the main reasons we decided to go with the XDM platform to drive our network," said John Rea, chief operating officer of Enertel. "In addition, we chose ECI because of its responsiveness and ability to provide a speedy deployment, which will help us gain a faster return on our investment."
The XDM MSPP platform with its build-as-you-grow architecture enables Enertel to utilize SDH, Gigabit Ethernet and CWDM capabilities on the same platform today, and as the network grows, to expand to DWDM. The XDM MSPP combines intelligent optical networking capabilities with advanced data functionality over SDH and CWDM.
The network management system used with the MSPPs is ECI's LightSoft, which automatically maps managed elements onto separate technology layers - SDH, optics and data - allowing operators a technology-centric view of their services.
ECI continues its growth in the Netherlands with this most recent agreement. The XDM system has been deployed in the region for several years with other regional customers. This win is also significant because it marks another in a series of contracts with utilities offering telecom services.