September 23, 2008
ECI Telecom to Supply Broadband Access Solutions to PLDT in the Philippines
ECI Telecom, a global provider of networking infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement for the supply of broadband access solutions to Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the incumbent and largest operator in the Philippines.
ECI's Hi-FOCuS(TM)-5 Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) central office and outside plant solution was chosen to support PLDT's nationwide expansion of high-speed internet DSL services for both business and residential customers over the operator's existing copper infrastructure.
Part of ECI's 1Net business framework, the Hi-FOCuS is a carrier grade, future-proof MSAN solution, providing PLDT with the optimal transition path to a next-generation network solutions as it looks to deliver new services such as IPTV and VoIP in the future.
"We have been successfully deploying ECI's transport solutions for the past ten years. As we build our next generation offering of services, we are counting on their support to provide us with the needed flexibility during this migration," said Rodante T. Medina of PLDT.
"We are very pleased to have met PLDT's requirements with the most flexible broadband access solution in the market today. The Hi-FOCuS family, a key element in our 1Net business framework, is the solution of choice for network operators who are looking to transition their networks towards NGN - from the delivery of voice and broadband internet over copper all the way to the delivery of fiber-based advanced services, such as video and IPTV," said Aviel Tenenbaum, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing for ECI Telecom.
ECI's Hi-FOCuS MSAN is the only solution in the market that simultaneously supports xDSL, next-generation voice and fiber technologies in any network architecture, enabling seamless evolution as network operators transition from copper-based solutions to broadband intensive services supported by fiber access. The Hi-FOCuS supports the varied needs of operators in developed and emerging markets, as they struggle with the need to continuously balance network deployment and service provisioning to both developed and under-developed areas.
About ECI Telecom
ECI Telecom Ltd. 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.
Founded in 1928, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines. Through its three principal business groups - fixed line, wireless, and information and communication technology - PLDT offers the largest and most diversified range of telecommunications services across the Philippines' most extensive fiber optic backbone and fixed line, cellular and satellite networks.
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