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February 12, 2014

Bezeq International Uses ECI's Apollo Packet-optical Transport System to Deploy 100G Optical Network in Israel



By Jyothi Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor



Israel recently got its first 100G Optical Network, and this was made possible by using ECI’s Apollo packet-optical transport system.

Israel’s telecommunications company Bezeq (News - Alert) International took up the task of deploying the 100G Optical Network, to cater the needs of it numerous large enterprise and business customers, who were demanding an increase in speed and capacity of the network, along with disaster recovery contingencies.

The company has now established 100G optical links to aggregate ten channels of 10G over a single wavelength, including Ethernet, FC and SDH channels, providing an economical tenfold surge in network capacity.

Sagi Kozuch, CTO, Bezeq International  said, “Deploying 100G was a natural evolution to Bezeq International (News - Alert), 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 and services.”

ECI’s Optical Transport solutions bring the superior intelligence and automation for the next-generation packet-optical transport network, with flexible convergence from metro access to core. The Apollo family of packet-optical platforms that is used during the deployment, is amplified for next-generation optics, and brings transparent aggregation and transport of services over 10G to 100G WDM links.

The new network backed by ECI’s Apollo Packet-Optical Transport System now serves Bezeq International’s customers, by lessening capacity blockages during high-usage times.

Mickey Wilf, Head of APAC & Middle East Regional Business Units, ECI Telecom (News - Alert) said, “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.”

Mickey Wilf said that 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.
 




Edited by Cassandra Tucker
 
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