ECI Telecom Successfully Transmitted Coherent 100G Traffic over Bezeq International's 4,600Km Submarine Cable

  ECI Telecom Successfully Transmitted Coherent 100G Traffic over Bezeq
  International's 4,600Km Submarine Cable

--Innovative coherent optical solution enables considerable capacity increase
              in the submarine cable between Israel and Italy--

Business Wire

PETACH TIKVAH, Israel -- March 12, 2013

ECI Telecom, a global provider of next-generation network solutions, today
announced that it has successfully transported non-regenerated 100G traffic,
via the Jonah international submarine cable, owned by Bezeq International,
Israel’s leading telecommunications company. The data was transmitted by the
Apollo OMLT over a total distance of 4,600 km, from Tel Aviv to Bari, Italy
and back.


  *The deployment of 100G enables more data to be transmitted faster over
    larger distances. With advanced coherent soft-decision forward error
    correction (SD-FEC) technology, such deployments open the door for the
    delivery of cost-effective next-generation services to carriers worldwide.
  *The 100G trial was carried out over Bezeq International’s live operational
    submarine fiber, in conjunction with the Tera Santa Consortium, as part of
    its research on long-distance adaptive coherent channel behavior. This
    trial 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 Tera Santa Consortium was established in 2011 by leading technology
    companies and universities to develop the world’s first 1T OFDM-based
    optical network, with financial backing from the research arm of the
    Israeli Chief Scientist Office.
  *The Apollo 100G transponder card, already deployed by many customers,
    brings significant capacity increase to the optical cable, relieving
    traffic congestion and enabling new applications.


“ECI once again demonstrated the powerful performance of our innovative
coherent technology with SD-FEC algorithms by transmitting 100G link over
Bezeq International's submarine cable for 4,600Km with no regeneration. The
100G channels from the Apollo OMLT allow submarine cable operators to increase
significantly the network capacity over expensive links with minimal network
adjustment. ECI already deployed and trialed 100G solutions in various
customer networks and now we also displayed our capability over submarine

Eran Dariel, GM Portfolio Business, ECI Telecom


The Optimized Multi-Layer Transport (OMLT) architecture is ECI’s vision for
your next-generation packet-optical transport network, with flexible
convergence from metro access to core. The Apollo OMLT is optimized for
next-generation optics, and it 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 advance NG
transport solution available today. The Apollo family of OMLT 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 of OMLTs, to deliver an affordable, scalable and easy to manage
metro packet transport networks, for lowest TCO.

ECI’s OMLT is managed by the LightSoft® unified Network Management System.


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, revenue-generating

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

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.


The Tera Santa consortium comprises seven leading Israeli companies and five
universities in Israel, researching and developing the world’s first Terabit
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)-based optical network. With
financial support provided bythe Israeli Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS)
through its Magnet program, the founding consortium members are ECI Telecom,
Finisar Corporation Israeli subsidiary, Orckit-Corrigent, MultiPhy, Optiway,
Civcom, Bezeq International, the Technion Israel Institute of Technology,
Ben-Gurion University, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan University
and Tel-Aviv University.


ECI Telecom
Sandra Welfeld, T: +972 3 928 7283
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