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India’s Bharti Airtel beefs up optical network with ECI Telecom

Tue, 09/04/2007 - 8:15am
Mike Robuck

Bharti Airtel Limited will bulk up its optical network with equipment from ECI Telecom. The one-year contract will enable network expansions through ECI's advanced XDM Converged Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP).

The new equipment will allow Bharti to add services such as broadband data, voice and leased lines while also supporting more customers. Bharti, based in India, is expanding its subscriber base and needed highly scalable optical equipment for its network expansion to include Metro DWDM and 10G capacity.

Bharti Airtel selected ECI's optical solutions to increase its network capacity from 2.5G to 10G and to Metro DWDM, and to expand its current network beyond the existing footprint. With this network expansion, Airtel will be reaching customers in rural areas for the first time.

The two companies have been working with each other since 1999.

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