ECI Telecom enhances converged packet optical offering for North America

FEBRUARY 20, 2008 -- The XDM-300 is a compact packet optical platform, converging Carrier Ethernet, SONET, and WDM functions for metro access and metro edge applications.

FEBRUARY 20, 2008 -- ECI Telecom (search for ECI Telecom) has expanded its XDM Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) family of products for service providers in North America, with the XDM-300's SONET capabilities. The XDM-300 is a compact packet optical platform, converging Carrier Ethernet, SONET, and WDM functions for metro access and metro edge applications. The XDM-300 enables optimal transition to 10 Gbits/sec and Carrier Ethernet and MPLS support for residential and business services.

The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has certified the XDM product suite for MEF 9 and 14 test specification compliance for Carrier Ethernet.

"Adding the XDM-300 strengthens ECI's optical offering for North America. As carriers face continuing pressures to provide a mix of legacy and Ethernet services, multi-service converged solutions are becoming increasingly important elements in the network," said Christina Howe Dietrich, senior analyst for optical infrastructure at Current Analysis. "By matching TDM functionality with scalable Ethernet and MPLS capabilities, the XDM-300 offers services providers the necessary flexibility and versatility to maximize their revenues and optimize their networks."

The XDM-300, complementing ECI's ROADM-based installed infrastructure in North America, improves service agility by providing multi-protocol, multi-service packet capabilities, simplifies operations with the LightSoft unified network management system, and presents low total cost of ownership in a small footprint, ECI asserts. The LightSoft management system is designed to enable end-to-end access to long-haul provisioning with one system.

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