ECI Wins in Africa

Neotel South Africa selects ECI Telecom for next-generation transport backbone network

November 26, 2007

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PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- ECI Telecom, a global provider of networking infrastructure equipment, today announced that Neotel, the first national infrastructure-based competitor in the fixed-line telecommunications sector in South Africa, has selected ECI's XDM® and BroadGate® (BG™) line of products to support its network rollout in the country.

Under-served areas in Africa present a considerable potential for growth as carriers reach out to provide basic and advanced services to the region. South Africa has recently liberalized the telecom sector and Neotel is now building a next generation network to serve this growing market. Neotel's next-generation transport network, as supplied by ECI, will support both enterprise and residential customers with voice, data and internet services. ECI's vast experience in rolling out new networks in emerging markets worldwide was key to Neotel in meeting its aggressive deployment and service targets.

“ECI's innovative next-generation portfolio answers our technology needs and suits our goal of building a network that can lead South Africa to the next step in terms of telecom development," said Pravir Dahiya, Head of Networks at Neotel. "ECI is building the very foundation of our backbone which supports our current needs and will enable seamless network transition to support the future.”

ECI Telecom Ltd.

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