Denmark's ELRO Deploys ECI Telecom's Carrier Ethernet Platform
PETAH TIKVA, ISRAEL, September 22, 2008 -- ECI Telecom, a global provider of networking infrastructure solutions, today announced that Danish utilities company ELRO Amba has selected its SR9700 Series of Carrier Ethernet Switch Routers (CESR) to be deployed as part of its nationwide WiMAX™ network. "ECI's vast experience in transport networking was a key element in our selection. We believe that ECI's recently announced Carrier Ethernet solution will provide us with the performance we are looking for," said Søren Møller CTO Broadband of Elro. "ECI's CESR platform will allow us to build a fully optimized network, enabling flexible bandwidth utilization, service customization, multiple connectivity, and high levels of QoS and availability, which are all critical elements in today's market." ECI's SR9700 Series of Carrier Ethernet Switch Routers enables operators to transform their metro infrastructure to efficiently support the latest Ethernet and IP services, and was specifically designed to meet the requirements of metropolitan core networks where density, performance and quality-of-service are critical. These platforms enable service providers to deploy an end-to-end, efficient, and resilient carrier-class network. "By announcing one of its new customers for its recently introduced platform, ECI Telecom validates its decision to enter this $2 billion+ a year Carrier Ethernet Switching and Routing market," said Stan Hubbard, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading. "With a few additional unannounced wins, ECI shows strong momentum to follow its success in the optical and broadband market with the 9000 Carrier Ethernet Family." "This win reinforces our decision to bring to market the first Carrier Ethernet product line designed with a transport mind-set. ECI is looking forward to partnering with ELRO as they transition to next-generation networks, and offer increasingly advanced services," commented Rafi Maor, President and CEO of ECI Telecom. The SR9700 Series is part of the 9000 Family which is at the core of the company's 1Net business framework. ECI 1Net is a comprehensive business framework focusing on the optimal transition to next-generation networks, through the unique combination of multi-functional network equipment, fully integrated solutions and a suite of professional services to provide customers the highest level of support as they evolve their networks.