ECI Telecom Intros Ethernet, ATM Cards

Vendor offers ATM, Ethernet cards for its XDM Sonet/SDH platform

October 10, 2003

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PETAH TIKVA, ISRAEL--October 10, 2003 -- ECI Telecom's (NASDAQ: ECIL) Optical Networking Division today announced its new ATS module, an ATM card housed in the XDM- multi-service optical platform. This latest upgrade to the XDM is designed to support cellular carriers in the migration towards 3G services by allowing a seamless transition from TDM based traffic to ATM, without requiring massive investment in RAN (Radio Access Network) infrastructure.

The XDM is a hybrid platform that converges intelligent metro DWDM optical networking capabilities, multiple SDH/SONET rings, Digital Cross Connects (DXC), carrier-class Gigabit Ethernet and on-demand network provisioning within a single device. It will now include, through simple in-service card insertion, ATM aggregation of large numbers of E1 traffic streams. One of its primary functions will be to streamline the transmission of traffic between Node Bs and RNCs (Radio Network Controller) at the access layer within cellular networks.

In a separate release: ECI Telecom's (NASDAQ: ECIL) Optical Networking Division today announced the latest technology upgrades to its flagship XDM- optical networking family with the release of Ethernet interface cards designed to transport Ethernet Layer 2 services over the SDH/SONET network. Through the integration of the EIS card or the EIS-M module in the XDM- range, ECI enables service providers to cater for both Ethernet and SDH/SONET services, preserving current revenues while providing customers with new Ethernet services.

With the demand for Ethernet services witnessing an unprecedented growth, service providers are faced with the challenge of meeting these requirements for data service provisioning and connectivity to enable them to respond to the evolving needs of customers. Integration of the EIS card and EIS-M module within the XDM- family offers sophisticated Layer 2 Ethernet capabilities, enabling the provision of Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) services and Ethernet Virtual Private LAN (EVPLN) services extending corporate LANs over the WAN.

ECI Telecom Ltd. (Nasdaq/NM: ECIL)

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