Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Italtel and ECI Telecom Enter Partnership

Italtel and ECI Telecom announced a partnership agreement for the sale and customization of optical transport systems for metropolitan networks and access platforms for voice, data, IP video and fixed/mobile convergence. As such, Italtel will be a preferred vendor and system integrator for ECI Telecom technology in the building of integrated communication networks for service providers, communications providers and utility companies in the "Quadruple Play" access and transport markets. This makes Italtel one of ECI's Global Partners.

Initially, the partnership will cover the integration and customization of ECI's Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) Hi-FOCuS, and the metro edge BroadGate line of products. The Hi-FOCuS supports voice, data and video over one, converged IP platform, while the BroadGate line is an advanced multi-service provisioning platform for the transporting of data streams over fibre optic in metropolitan networks.

"The partnership with Italtel strengthens our presence in important and growing international markets. With our access and transport portfolio, Italtel will be able to provide their customers with high-end platforms that are optimized for next-generation evolution. In Italtel, we have found a partner with the required ability and expertise that are complementary to our own, in addition to a strong and recognised specialization in system integration," noted Tony Scarfo, Head of Global Channel Sales, and Partners of ECI Telecom.

"The agreement with ECI is part of our plan to develop into specific foreign markets and to widen the perimeter of our products and services," commented Claudio Chiarenza, Head of Planning, Marketing & Business Development of Italtel. "This partnership allows us to extend our portfolio of solutions for service providers in the EMEA and Latin America markets with products for access and optical transport, and to adopt a structured approach to a market segment that is potentially attractive, represented by European service providers and utilities with their own network infrastructure."http://www.ecitele.com

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