Israeli Electric selects ECI Telecom's Apollo family for advanced transport network

ECI Telecom Ltd. says the Israeli Electric Corp. (IEC) has selected its Apollo family of Optimized Multi-Layer Transport (OMLT) platforms, part of ECI’s 1Net packet-optical transport solutions, for its network connectivity needs.

Mar 29th, 2012

ECI Telecom Ltd. says the Israeli Electric Corp. (IEC) has selected its Apollo family of Optimized Multi-Layer Transport (OMLT) platforms, part of ECI’s 1Net packet-optical transport line, for its network connectivity needs. The Apollo platform combines DWDM optical transport with Carrier Ethernet switch routing (see "ECI Telecom emphasizes Layer 3 capabilities in next-generation packet-optical transport systems").

The IEC is deploying the Apollo OMLT to cope with its increasing capacity and communications needs. The product brings increased capacity, flexibility, and reliability for advanced data traffic services, according to ECI Telecom.

As part of this deployment, the IEC ran a successful pilot of the platform’s 100G capabilities, demonstrating its ability to transmit 100 Gbps on a single wavelength. The pilot, considered a technological breakthrough for the IEC, increases capacity on the company’s transmission network more than tenfold.

Apollo’s 100G capabilities will enable the company to implement broadband services across the board, through optimized use of existing resources.

“This 100G trial represented a technological leapfrog for the IEC,” said Yosi Shneck, vice president for information systems and communication, IEC. “With ECI’s Apollo OMLT, we are better able to cope with our increasing needs for capacity and to respond to our organizational and our customers’ demands for more bandwidth and services. The success of the trial has further emphasized the high quality of the IEC fiber-optic network and its ability to transport new high end capacity services without any changes to the existing infrastructure.”

“100G technology is at the forefront of the telecom market today, and only very few operators are deploying it at the moment,” said Oren Marmur, head of optical networking and CESR lines of business, ECI Telecom. “We are proud to deploy Israel’s first 100G optical network.”

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