Lightscape Networks' XDMT optical platform supports major optical communications projects in China State Power Corporation backbone

August 21, 2002

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PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- Lightscape Networks, an ECI Telecom company (ECI Telecom: NASDAQ:ECIL) and an international leader in optical networking, announced that State Power Corporation of China has once again chosen its XDMT next-generation optical networking platform for the fifth phase of its project to expand and upgrade its regional network. Having successfully completed four phases of testing and acceptance, this latest implementation of XDM, which introduces 10 Gigabit capacity to SPCC's infrastructure of Beijing Metro network, builds upon previous deployments of XDM within the national backbone. The XDM is currently transporting live traffic successfully within the communications infrastructure servicing the National power networks of the Three Gorges Project in China. Lightscape Networks' flagship XDM metro solution with long haul capability resides in State Power's backbone network and regional hubs in order to enable the Beijing-based operator to offer broadband network communications services alongside its established electricity business to numerous provinces and cities in the region including Hunan, Hubei, Henan, Hebei, Liaoning and Chongqing. The latter is the principal beneficiary of the Three Gorges Dam project, currently under construction, which will make the municipality's capital a terminus for ocean-going ships - 1,500 miles inland. State Power hopes the combination of inexpensive electricity, broadband communications access and improved river transportation will further open the region to international investment - turning the area into a major center for business. "We were greatly impressed by the fact that we could use the same XDM unit throughout our network from the metro backbone to the access layer," commented an official from the State Power Communication Centre of China State Power Company. "This type of flexibility and ease of management allows us to tailor our expansion plans in accordance with real networking needs." He continued, "The extremely stable, secure architecture of XDM with its multiple transport capabilities, integrates seamlessly with the existing SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) infrastructure of the Three Gorges network." Lightscape Networks Ltd.

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