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Bezeq International Deploys the First 100G Optical Network in Israel, with ECI Telecom’s Apollo Packet-Optical Transport System
|By Business Wire
|February 11, 2014 03:01 AM EST
ECI Telecom, a global provider of next-generation network solutions,
today announced that Bezeq International, Israel’s leading
telecommunications company, has deployed Israel’s first 100G optical
network, using ECI’s Apollo
packet-optical transport system.
Bezeq International caters to numerous large enterprise and business
customers, who demand increasing speed and capacity, while also
providing for disaster recovery contingencies. The new network is now
serving these customers, alleviating capacity bottlenecks during
The 100G optical links are used to aggregate ten channels of 10G over
a single wavelength, including Ethernet, FC and SDH channels,
providing a cost-effective tenfold increase in network capacity.
This deployment follows the 100G trial carried out in March 2013 over
Bezeq International’s live operational submarine fiber. The trial,
conducted in conjunction with the Tera
Santa Consortium, as part of its research on long-distance
adaptive coherent channel behavior, demonstrated the advanced
capabilities of ECI 100G transmission system and technologies in
compensating for non-linear channel impairments and chromatic
dispersion utilizing advanced SD-FEC algorithms.
The Apollo 100G service cards, already deployed by many customers
worldwide, bring significant capacity increase to the optical cable,
relieving traffic congestion and enabling new applications.
100G was a natural evolution to Bezeq International, as we continue to
address our customers’ demands for better and more cost-effective
services. Over the years, ECI has proved itself to be a reliable and
responsive partner, meeting our needs for advanced technology, platforms
Sagi Kozuch, CTO, Bezeq International
“Bezeq International is once again a pioneer in Israel with the
deployment of the first 100G network in the country. Its customers will
be the main beneficiary of the many advantages this network will bring,
such as increased capacity, speed, reliability and disaster-recovery
capabilities. The Apollo brings a cost-effective solution for operators
around the world who are looking for better ways to serve their
enterprise and residential customers.”
Mickey Wilf, Head of APAC
& Middle East Regional Business Units, ECI Telecom
THE APOLLO PACKET-OPTICAL PLATFORM
Apollo family of packet-optical platforms is optimized for
next-generation optics, and brings transparent aggregation and transport
of services over 10G to 100G WDM links. Its best-in-class 100G optical
performance, OTN fabric, variety of ROADM modules and configurations,
tunable lasers, and a GMPLS-based control plane provide one of the most
advanced NG transport solution available today. The Apollo family was
launched in November 2011, and is enjoying great momentum with service
providers around the world. In December 2012, ECI has launched the
Native Packet Transport (NPT) family, to deliver an affordable, scalable
and easy to manage metro packet transport networks, for lowest TCO. Both
the Apollo and the NPT are managed by ECI’s LightSoft® unified Network
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ABOUT BEZEQ INTERNATIONAL
International Ltd., Israel’s leading Internet and International
Telecommunications provider, was founded in 1996 as a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Bezeq, the Israeli Telecom Corp. and is part of the
country’s largest and leading telecom group. Bezeq International
provides customers with comprehensive communication solutions in
International and Organizational Telephony, Internet, Business
Integration, Hosting, Data Communication and Information Security
For more information, visit www.bezeqint.net.
ABOUT ECI TELECOM
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 Company. 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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