|By Business Wire
|December 5, 2012 04:00 AM EST
ECI Telecom, a global provider of next-generation network
solutions, introduced today its family of Native
Packet Transport (NPT) platforms, to address operators’ challenges
when migrating to or building new Packet Transport Networks (PTN). Part
of ECI’s Optimized Multi-Layer Transport (OMLT) architecture, the new
platforms bring multidimensional flexibility and unified multilayer
management for the metro markets. Within ECI’s 1Net
framework, the NPT family of OMLTs answers our customers’ needs for
a fully integrated, multi-layer system, simplifying operations and
increasing return on investment.
As building carrier-grade packet transport networks has proven to be
more costly than anticipated and because mixed (packet and TDM)
environments are here to stay, the NPT is optimized for the
diversified metro space to guarantee the lowest total cost of
ownership (TCO) for the network’s entire lifecycle.
The NPT brings multidimensional flexibility, in terms of capacity,
interfaces, protocols, and supported network architectures, enabling
low capex entry point without compromising on future-proof scalability.
The NPT’s MPLS-TP-based architecture translates into simple and
efficient operations, with flexible handling of packet and TDM
traffic, ranging from true and independent switching alongside CES and
Like all of ECI’s transport platforms, the NPT is managed by ECI’s
LightSoft® network management system, for a unified multi-layer
management system for MPLS, WDM and TDM. With GUI-based operation,
operators’ packet transport networks are as easily managed as existing
TDM-based transport networks, resulting in significant opex and
training expense savings.
The NPT Solution
ECI is introducing five new platforms as part of the NPT family of
OMLTs: NPT-1020, NPT-1200, NPT-1600, NPT-1600C and NPT-1800. Part of the
1Net framework to address our customers’ day-to-day and strategic
networking pain points, these multiservice packet-optical platforms
offer multidimensional flexibility with high-capacity and cost-effective
aggregation and delivery of Ethernet/MPLS-TP and TDM services in the
These platforms are managed by the LightSoft unified network management
system, which provides graphical automated end-to-end provisioning and
management across network layers and technologies, with the addition of
an Easy Data Management Suite (EDMS) for easy management of packet
transport. To assist operators in the charting of their specific
migration path, ECI also offers a suite of consulting, planning and
network design services under the 1Net umbrella.
“Network operators are pressed to support a growing portfolio of
packet-based services, while continuing to support existing TDM
services. ECI’s Native Packet Transport solution uses centralized packet
and TDM switching fabrics to efficiently accommodate all service types,
and leverages MPLS-TP to simplify end-to-end provisioning and
management, providing relief for both capex and opex.”
Rick Talbot, Senior Analyst, Transport and Routing at Current Analysis
“There is no question that data traffic is exploding around us. The NPT
was developed to help realize the promise of low cost packet transport,
without compromises in functionality. With the NPT, we are addressing
our customers’ needs for a simplified solution able to cost-effectively
handle both packet and TDM traffic. ECI is once again proving our
commitment to be a partner for growth to our customers, by providing
tailored solutions that meet their pain points and lower the TCO for the
ever-changing transport environment.”
- Alon Moshes, Head of the Packet Transport Line of Business, ECI
about the NPT:
Native Packet Transport (NPT) Family Brochure
LightSoft Easy Data Management Suite Product Note
Product Impact: ECI Introduces Native Packet Transport
White Paper: MPLS-TP TCO for Metro Transport Networks
White Paper: The Case for All-Native Transport
White Paper: MPLS-TP and IP/MPLS
Packet Transport – It’s Time to Pay the Bills
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About ECI Telecom
ECI Telecom delivers innovative communications platforms to carriers and
service providers worldwide. ECI provides efficient platforms and
solutions that enable customers to rapidly deploy cost-effective,
Founded in 1961, Israel-based ECI has consistently delivered
customer-focused networking solutions to the world’s largest carriers.
The Company is also a market leader in many emerging markets. ECI
provides scalable broadband access, transport and data networking
infrastructure that provides the foundation for the communications of
tomorrow, including next-generation voice, IPTV, mobility and other
business solutions. For more information, please visit www.ecitele.com.
Certain statements contained in this release may contain
forward-looking information with respect to plans, projections or future
performance of the Companies mentioned. By their nature, forward-looking
statements involve certain risks and uncertainties including, but not
limited to, product and market acceptance risks, the impact of
competitive pricing, product development, commercialization and
technological difficulties as well as other risks.
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