ECI Lands Indian Optical Deal

Gas Authority of India has selected ECI to expand its long-haul SDH regional network

March 20, 2006

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PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- ECI Telecom (NASDAQ:ECIL - News) today announced that GAIL (India) Limited, the Gas Authority of India, has selected ECI's optical networking solutions for the expansion of its nationwide Gail-Tel South Expansion network. ECI's equipment will support this long-haul SDH regional network that will span thousands of kilometers and increase GAIL's capacity to deliver services as a carrier of carriers.

This contract establishes the versatility of ECI's optical transmission solutions and its success in addressing the needs of alternative telecom carriers such as utility companies. This partnership with GAIL also furthers ECI's strong presence in India and its key role in supplying the most advanced telecommunications equipment to this rapidly developing market. "We were very impressed with ECI's success in working with other major networks in India," said Mr. Rajesh Vedvyas, General Manager (Telecom), GAILTEL. "ECI's solution is not only most cost-effective, but it also brings immense flexibility and operational value to our telecom expansion."

GAIL will deploy ECI's converged optical solution, which includes the XDM® Multi-Service Provisioning Platform, the BroadGate(TM)-40 platform for bandwidth management utilization and LightSoft®, ECI's advanced network management system. This solution was selected based on ECI's abilities to support diverse and complex environments with its optical solutions, providing GAIL with the ability to grow and expand its network.

"GAIL is not only a leader in the Indian business market but also a pioneer in the adoption of advanced technologies," said Aviel Tenenbaum, President of ECI Telecom's Asia Pacific Regional Business Unit. "We look forward to working with GAIL to help implement a cost-effective and scalable solution for their telecom network expansion."

ECI Telecom Ltd.

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