September 24, 2008

ECI Telecom to Supply Broadband Access Solutions to PLDT

Israel-based ECI Telecom has signed an agreement for the supply of broadband access solutions to Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company.

According to ECI, its Hi-FOCuS-5 Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) central office and outside plant solution was chosen to support Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company's (PLDT) 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, MSAN solution, providing PLDT with transition path to a next-generation network solutions as it looks to deliver new services such as IPTV and VoIP in the future.

ECI's Hi-FOCuS MSAN 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.

Aviel Tenenbaum, executive vice president of global sales and marketing for ECI Telecom, said: "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."