ECI Telecom announced the integration of IMS elements into a MSAN, allowing it to function as a gateway and policy enforcement point

March 26, 2007

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PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- ECI Telecom (NASDAQ: ECIL), a global provider of networking infrastructure equipment, announced today the integration of IMS elements into a multi-service access node (MSAN), allowing it to function as a gateway and policy enforcement point. ECI's Hi-FOCuS(TM)-5 is an IMS-tuned MSAN which also supports voice with the industry's highest density, non-blocking, 64-port voice line card. This is the industry's first MSAN to offer carriers an alternative architectural model for IMS deployment that can deliver significantly lower cost for the build-out of next-generation networks.

The current model within an IMS network uses centralized Border Gateway Function (BGF). With this alternative architectural model, carriers are able to distribute the control and policy enforcement capabilities (such as admission control and traffic management) between the MSAN and the edge router. This model better suits the emerging multi-edge, distributed architectures accommodating massive deployments.

"By incorporating IMS elements directly into its MSAN platform, ECI Telecom is enabling operators to cost-effectively connect the access and control layers for next-generation voice networks”, said Teresa Mastrangelo, Principal Analyst with Broadbandtrends. "This feature and the new voice capabilities provide operators with flexible options to offer a variety of solutions for enhanced, revenue-generating voice services”.

ECI Telecom Ltd.

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