Monday, October 10, 2005

ECI Supplies Optical Backbone in Costa Rica

ICE (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad), a government owned utility company in Costa Rica, selected ECI to deploy a complete optical transmission network across the country. The project, which is valued at $59 million, is based on ECI's XDM Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP). ECI will provide all aspects of the fiber installation and design, supply the fiber optic cables, digging of the fiber canals and ducting the fiber installation works of over 1000 km across the urban and rural areas of Costa Rica. The network will provide ICE with the needed capacity to deliver voice and data services to fixed and mobile subscribers.

ECI's XDM converged SDH and DWDM optical platforms enable up to 40 channels of 10 Gbps. In addition, the XDM platform handles ATM, point-to-point IP and Gigabit Ethernet. ECI's multi-dimensional management system incorporates different technology layers to allow operators multiple technology-centered views of the network, including SDH/SONET, optics, and Ethernet.

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