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ECI Unveils GPON Gear

PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- ECI Telecom, a global provider of networking infrastructure solutions, announced today that it will showcase the world's first high-bandwidth gigabit passive optical network (GPON) optical line termination (OLT) with a built-in network processor at the Broadband World Forum Asia Conference in Hong Kong. This next-generation GPON OLT solution, the only one to offer a built-in network processor in a GPON line card, is based on 800 Gbps of switching capacity and offers two new platforms, F152 and F61, significantly enhancing ECI's OLT product offerings based on the Hi-FOCuS™ Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) family.

"Services such as IPTV, video on demand, VoIP and peer-to-peer communications are driving the need for higher bandwidth, which has resulted in the rapid growth of fiber-based access technology, particularly PON, on a global basis. In Asia Pacific, which accounts for the largest number of FTTH customers, operators are increasingly embracing PON, with GPON gaining traction in many countries such as Korea, Singapore, India, Taiwan and the Philippines. By continuously introducing advances in GPON technology, ECI will be well positioned for an increased share of the market opportunity," said Teresa Mastrangelo, Principal Analyst of BroadbandTrends.

The upgraded Hi-FOCuS MSAN OLT is part of ECI’s 1Net business framework solution. The integrated network processor provides operators with unique service-enabling intelligence as they transition their networks towards NGN. The solution enables the implementation of market leading functionalities, such as advanced quality of service and security. It also allows for added flexibility, easily adapting to different network designs while providing system agility with the processing headroom for future upgrades – a key promise of the 1Net framework for operators tasked with managing their network transitions.

The new service-enabling capabilities also enable network operators to smoothly introduce advanced revenue generating customized services with unique flexibility for future upgrades, while maintaining an architecture that supports current broadband requirements like xDSL or TDM voice services.

“This new GPON OLT solution joins ECI's wide range of optical network units (ONUs) and ONTs to present the market leading GPON offering today in bandwidth capacity, service-enabling intelligence and architectural agility ECI's tradition in innovation and our drive to respond to our customers' needs and demands underscores our commitment to bring the most advanced and cost-effective solutions possible, without compromising quality and competitiveness,” commented Eli Lotan, Vice President of the Access Line of Business of ECI Telecom.

ECI Telecom Ltd.

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