ECI tapped for multi-million dollar Caribbean network

OCTOBER 6, 2008 -- Triton Telecom will use ECI Telecom's 9000 CESR and XDM product lines in a 10G submarine network spanning the distance of Florida, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.

OCTOBER 6, 2008 -- ECI Telecom (search for ECI Telecom) today announced that its 9000 Carrier Ethernet Switch Router (CESR) family and the XDMR Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) have been selected by Triton Telecom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cobian International Group Inc., for a multi-million dollar network project spanning the distance of Florida, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.

According to ECI Telecom, this network is the first in the region to use submarine cable based on a native 10G system, supporting up to 40G per channel and significantly improving bandwidth capacity and service delivery to customers.

The platforms, both part of ECI's 1Net business framework, will deliver IP traffic across the Caribbean, supporting the growing bandwidth requirements in the region. The 1Net framework supports optimized migration to next-generation networks. As such, says the company, the 9000 CESR and XDM platforms will provide Triton with end-to-end transport, supporting both legacy SONET/SDH capabilities along with new IP traffic requirements with speeds of 10G and beyond. Both platforms help reduce operational and capital expenditures while meeting the requirements of working with existing and future technologies, note ECI representatives.

"Based on the need for more data capacity and new video services in the region, we anticipate 31 percent growth per year in bandwidth requirements," reports Joanne Negron, CEO of Cobian International. "ECI's forward-looking roadmap showed their ability to keep us at a competitive edge in this fast-paced environment and provided us with an optimal carrier Ethernet and MSPP solution that was innovative, cost-effective, and future-proof," she says.

In addition to supplying the infrastructure, ECI is also contributing to the overall design and planning of the project. The project is expected to be completed in May 2009.

"We are excited to be part of this industry-first network project," adds Dave Robison, general manager, Americas, at ECI Telecom. "Our build-as-you-grow network offerings are reliable and successful in delivering next-generation services while managing high-capacity traffic and supporting existing infrastructure."

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