Sunday, September 23, 2007

ECI Telecom Adds MPLS Line Cards to XDM MSPP

ECI Telecom introduced MPLS line cards for its XDM Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP), enabling support for real-time services such as triple play for residential customers, VPNs for businesses, and Ethernet-based 3G cellular backhauling. By adding MPLS line cards to new and/or deployed XDM-based SONET/SDH networks, ECI said service providers can efficiently migrate their networks.

The new MPLS line cards are compliant with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) requirements for Carrier Ethernet. They are fully interoperable with existing ECI Carrier Ethernet solutions and with MEF-compliant third-party equipment, complementing ECI's end-to-end (E2E) Carrier Ethernet offerings.

ECI is also announcing a new version of its multi-layer network management system, the LightSoft, to support E2E Ethernet service management. LightSoft Version 4 now enables MPLS tunnels and Ethernet service provisioning, delivering the same operational capabilities already available in previous versions to Ethernet Services, and providing one management solution for all platforms and technologies.

LightSoft V4 supports E2E service management and the convergence of multiple networks and technologies, such as TDM, carrier-class Ethernet, and ROADM-based next-generation WDM in the XDM packet optical platform, eliminating the need to introduce different management systems, and thus saving capex and opex.

Both the MPLS features and LightSoft V4 will be commercially available by Q4 2007.

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