ECI Partners with BT’s Openreach to Deliver Next-Gen Broadband

ECI Telecom, a provider of next-generation network solutions, has been chosen as a strategic partner by Openreach in BT’s drive to upgrade the UK’s broadband infrastructure. The network displays a first-of-its-kind architecture, based on state-of-the-art fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) GPON and fiber-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) VDSL2 technologies. Openreach will deploy ECI’s Hi-FOCuS Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) to roll-out a FTTP and FTTC network countrywide.

By taking into consideration Openreach’s business goals, strategic directives, country regulatory circumstances and the demand for ultra-high-speed access, ECI’s 1Net approach delivers on the specific challenges being faced as Openreach upgrades its last-mile infrastructure to support Communications Providers’ needs.

Steve Robertson, Openreach’s CEO commented, “With ECI as a strategic partner for this very advanced carrier-of-carriers architecture, we are able to upgrade our infrastructure offerings to Communications Providers and guarantee the provision of equivalency to all our customers. ECI’s offerings are in line with our vision of a straightforward, more integrated and competitive network, simplifying management and supporting the optimization of our next-generation access network in an environmentally-friendly and responsible way.”

Rafi Maor, President and CEO of ECI Telecom added, “Through a future-proof network proposition, we partner with Openreach in this first-of-its-kind project to guarantee high-speed infrastructure and a viable business model. We support Openreach’s goal for cost-effective high-speed infrastructure offerings without compromising quality, security or competitiveness in such an open access environment.”

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