ELRO Selects ECI Telecom to Build Denmark’s First Nationwide WiMAX Network
ECI Telecom, a global provider of networking infrastructure solutions, announced today that it has signed a three-year framework agreement with Danish utilities company ELRO, for the deployment of a nationwide WiMAX(TM) network across Denmark, beginning in the area of Randers.
ELRO was granted a national WiMAX license in 2007 and will be deploying the wide area network for the provisioning of voice and broadband internet services as part of the company’s SkyLine service. The nationwide network rollout is expected to be completed by 2010.
“By integrating best-of-breed solutions, ECI allows us to benefit from a cost-optimized, one-stop-shop for simplified administration, maintenance and provisioning coupled with a single point-of-contact for integration and interoperability,” said Soren Moller CTO Broadband of ELRO. “This is a milestone network for Denmark, with a future-proof path to transition to an all-IP-based mobile service provisioning, providing our customers with a complete offering for all their communication needs.”
Joining ECI to build this advance, integrated WiMAX and transport network solution are Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), the world’s leading provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, and Ceragon Networks (NASDAQ: CRNT), a leading provider of high-capacity Ethernet and TDM wireless backhaul solutions.
The network will showcase a comprehensive integrated transport, WiMAX and radio wireless backhaul solution based on IP over next-generation SDH, combining ECI’s XDM(R) and BroadGate(R) Multi-Service Provisioning Platforms (MSPP), with Alvarion’s award-winning BreezeMAX(R) WiMAX platform based on its OPEN(TM) WiMAX strategy, and Ceragon’s FibeAir(R) microwave technology.
To simplify operation, administration and maintenance (OAM), the joint network will be managed under ECI’s LightSoft(R) Network Manager, enabling end-to-end provisioning under a single, unified management platform. With its unified graphical user interface, LightSoft improves efficiency by providing users with a clear picture of the entire network and available resources.
About ECI Telecom Ltd.
ECI Telecom delivers innovative communications platforms to carriers and service providers worldwide. ECI provides efficient platforms and solutions that enable customers to rapidly deploy cost-effective, revenue-generating services.
Founded in 1961, Israel-based ECI has consistently delivered customer-focused networking solutions to the world’s largest carriers. The Company is also a market leader in many emerging markets. ECI provides scalable broadband access, transport and data networking infrastructure that provides the foundation for the communications of tomorrow, including next-generation voice, IPTV, mobility and other business solutions. For more information, please visit www.ecitele.com.
About Alvarion Ltd.
Alvarion (NASDAQ: ALVR) is the largest WiMAX pure player, ensuring customers’ long term success with fixed and mobile solutions for the full range of frequency bands. Based on its OPEN(TM) WiMAX strategy, the company offers superior wireless broadband infrastructure and an all-IP best-of-breed ecosystem in cooperation with its strategic partners. Alvarion boasts over 200 commercial WiMAX deployments worldwide. More information is available at www.alvarion.com.
About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: CRNT) is a leading provider of high capacity wireless backhaul solutions that enable wireless service providers to deliver voice and premium data services, such as Internet browsing, music and video applications. Ceragon’s wireless backhaul solutions use microwave technology to transfer large amounts of network traffic between base stations and the infrastructure at the core of the mobile network. Ceragon designs solutions to provide fiber-like connectivity for circuit-switched, or SONET/SDH, networks, next generation Ethernet/Internet Protocol, or IP-based, networks, and hybrid networks that combine circuit-switched and IP-based networks. Ceragon’s solutions support all wireless access technologies, including GSM, CDMA, EV-DO and WiMAX. These solutions address wireless service providers’ need to cost-effectively build-out and scale their infrastructure to meet the increasing demands placed on their networks by growing numbers of subscribers and the increasing demand for premium data services. Ceragon also provides its solutions to businesses and public institutions that operate their own private communications networks. Ceragon’s solutions are deployed by more than 150 service providers of all sizes, as well as in hundreds of private networks, in nearly 100 countries. More information is available at www.ceragon.com
Ceragon Networks(R), CeraView(R), FibeAir(R) and the FibeAir(R) design mark are registered trademarks of Ceragon Networks Ltd., and Ceragon(TM), PolyView(TM), ConfigAir(TM), CeraMon(TM), EtherAir(TM), QuickAir(TM), QuickAir Partner Program(TM), QuickAir Partner Certification Program(TM), QuickAir Partner Zone(TM), EncryptAir(TM) and Microwave Fiber(TM) are trademarks of Ceragon Networks Ltd.
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