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Italtel and ECI Telecom Sign a Partnership

Italtel and ECI Telecom have signed 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” (data, voice, video, mobile) access and transport markets. Under this agreement, Italtel has become one of ECI’s Global Partners.

“As the telecom sector continues to evolve, strategic partnerships such as this new agreement between ECI Telecom and Italtel, will be critical for the success of telecom equipment suppliers, especially in an increasingly competitive and mature market. ECI brings an Access platform in the Hi-FOCuS portfolio and a multi-service transport platform in the XDM, while Italtel brings a presence in EMEA and Latin America, as well as expertise in system integration, voice over IP and mobility,” said Erik M. Keith, principal analyst for Broadband Infrastructure at Current Analysis.

The partnership between Italtel and ECI Telecom will cover the integration and customization, at the customers’ premises, 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.

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