Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ECI Telecom Announces Wins with Tata Teleservices, Togo

Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) has selected ECI Telecom to deliver India's largest fixed broadband access network supporting speeds of up to 18 Mbps.

As part of the frame agreement, TTSL will deploy an all-IP next-generation network featuring ECI's Hi FOCuS Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) and SR9000

Carrier Ethernet Switch Router (CESR) platforms. This end-to-end broadband access solution for TTSL's 'Photon Pro' network has already been successfully deployed across eight cities: Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vizag, Vijayawada, Surat and Baroda. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Israel-based ECI noted that it has been providing the India communication conglomerate with network infrastructure solutions, such as wireless backhaul, WiMax backbone, and broadband access and transport solutions for over five years.

Separately, ECI Telecom announced that Togo Telecom, the incumbent fixed line operator in Togo, has selected its end-to-end turnkey solution for a new high-speed IP network in the country.

This turnkey project will deliver one of the first fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) networks in west Africa, providing residential and business customers with high-speed Internet access and VoIP services. With national fixed-line broadband penetration still in the single digits, the added capacity allows Togo Telecom to alleviate the growing demand for bandwidth-intensive services in the country.

ECI is fully managing and executing the project, including the network audit, planning and design of the FTTC solution, sites survey, installation and commissioning, network integration and solution optimization. The flexible infrastructure platform will allow Togo Telecom to scale up its network to provide higher bandwidth services in the future, including IPTV. ECI is currently implementing the first phase of the three-phase project, deploying its XDM 1000 Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) across the network, and installing its award-winning Hi-FOCuS Multi Service Access Node (MSAN) platforms in over 300 street cabinets nationwide.