Beijing Power taps ECI Telecom for comms upgrade

NOVEMBER 28, 2006 -- Beijing Power has chosen ECI Telecom to upgrade its optical communications network in preparation for the 2008 Olympics. The award follows another 2008 Olympics-related contract from Beijing Subways.

NOVEMBER 28, 2006 -- Beijing Power has chosen ECI Telecom (search for ECI Telecom) to upgrade its optical communications network in preparation for the 2008 Olympics. ECI says its proven track record with power companies, both in China and around the world, helped ECI win this competitive bid. The award follows another 2008 Olympics-related contract that was awarded to ECI earlier this year by Beijing Subways to upgrade its communications system.

In preparation for the Olympics, Beijing Power is building new power stations, connecting multiple Olympics sites, and upgrading its current communications infrastructure. ECI's XDM optical equipment will be used to expand this network, providing Beijing Power with additional bandwidth capacity to handle peak demand during the Games. The network will be used for internal communications and for data communications to monitor the power stations and generators.

The network will be managed by ECI's LightSoft network management system, enabling Beijing Power to provision and control new services.

"As hosts to the world's most important sporting event, we can't afford to take risks with our communications infrastructure," said Liu Run Sheng, director of Beijing Power's Dispatching Center. "Of all the companies we evaluated, ECI offered the most robust and reliable solution. Moreover, ECI is well-established in China and came to us with excellent references."

"We're proud that our optical solution was once again chosen by a major utility company in China for this high-profile event," said Aviel Tenenbaum, president of ECI Telecom's Asia Pacific Regional Business Unit. "This flexible solution gives Beijing Power the ability to support the huge bandwidth requirements for the 2008 Olympic, ensuring that their critical communications run reliably."

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