Incumbent operator in Republic of Latvia has selected ECI’s Hi-FOCuS Multiservice Access Node (MSAN) for its high-speed FTTH network

February 11, 2009

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PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- ECI Telecom, a global provider of networking infrastructure solutions optimized for next-generation network (NGN) migration, today announced that it has been selected by Lattelecom, the incumbent operator in Republic of Latvia, to build a high-speed FTTH network. Lattelecom selected ECI’s award-winning Hi-FOCuS™ Multiservice Access Node (MSAN) for its Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) capabilities to build the state-of-the-art network. ECI is collaborating with its local partner DAN Communications in this deployment as prime contractor.

ECI is enabling Lattelecom to deliver a faster network with higher capacity to provide customers with triple play capabilities, such as high-speed Internet and HD IPTV, as well as additional bandwidth-intensive services. As part of the project, Lattelecom will first launch commercial services in the capital-city Riga, where customers will enjoy access speeds of 100 Mbit/s, increasing to up to 500 Mbit/s by year end, and will look to expand the service nation wide thereafter. Latvia has an estimated 900,000 house holds and a total population of 2.3 million.

The deployment of the FTTH network reiterates ECI's growing momentum in GPON solutions and is a strong proof point for the company's 1Net framework, facilitating operator's optimal transition to next-generation networks. The company's Hi-FOCuS MSAN platform has been recognized repeatedly by the industry as one of the most comprehensive fully multi-service access solutions on the market today, simultaneously supporting data, video and voice.

“Building today a network of tomorrow is an ambitious and challenging project, and is a testament of our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the most advanced services possible. ECI’s significant experience in GPON deployment, coupled with its ability to deliver an industry leading platform solution that will support our needs today, and well into the future, were strong considerations in our decision," said Valdis Vancovics, CTO of Lattelecom.

“This win is of significant importance to us as it is our maiden FTTH network deployment in the country, and strategically showcases our global expertise in laying the foundation to support next generation broadband services,” said Yoav Gazelle, Vice President, EMEA North of ECI Telecom.

ECI Telecom Ltd.

Lattelecom Group

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