ECI Telecom receives $3M optical equipment order from the Finnish Defense Forces

February 16, 2005

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PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- ECI Telecom (NASDAQ:ECIL - News) announced a new $3 million optical equipment order from the Finnish Defense Forces (FDF). Over the past two years, ECI has supplied FDF with over $18 million of its next-generation XDM® optical platform equipment. This year, ECI will also provide its LightSoft® network management system to allow secure, reliable and fully resilient management backup.

The FDF's state-of-the-art network has XDMs strategically placed around Finland to provide fast and reliable communications and local response for all areas of the Finnish army, including the ground forces, naval services and the air force.

ECI is also a core member of the DCN Group, a co-sponsored initiative of FDF and DCN that provides a unique mobile interface network to transmit voice, data, and images from anywhere, for crisis management and special events. This network interface can be set up in just a few hours. Covering a wide area, it enables fixed and mobile networks to be connected to an existing network for transmission. Other DCN Group members include Ascom Finland ,DrakaFinland, Eltel Networks, Ericsson, Fintelnet, and Nokian Metallirakenne. These Turn-Key unique systems are being marketed to the military throughout Europe.

"This new order from the FDF for additional equipment further demonstrates that ECI's solutions offer the extreme reliability required for the national defense communications backbone," said Doron Inbar, President and CEO of ECI Telecom. "We are pleased that we continue to earn FDF's trust and supply our state-of-the-art XDM optical platform for their mission-critical network."

ECI Telecom Ltd.

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