Tuesday, August 9, 2005

India's Hutchison Deploys ECI's XDM for Nationwide Network

Hutchison Essar, one of India's leading mobile operators, has deployed ECI Telecom's optical networking solutions for its wireless backhaul. ECI has supplied its XDM optical multi-service provisioning platform (MSPP), and its BroadGate uSDM-1 miniature SDH multiplexer along with its LightSoft network management system. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Hutchison Essar network consists of 13 'circles' spanning thousands of kilometers all across India. ECI installed its XDM platforms in each of these circles, deploying new networks in the majority of the circles and upgrading existing networks to SDH in others. The network covers all key regions and metropolitan areas throughout India. Hutchison Essar currently has a significant market share out of the 50 million wireless subscribers in India. This market is growing by approximately 2 million subscribers each month.


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