ECI Telecom said that it has signed a three-year framework agreement with Danish utilities company Elro for the deployment of a nationwide WiMAX network in Denmark, which is expected to be completed by 2010.

According to ECI, Elro was granted a national WiMAX license in 2007 and will be deploying the wide area network (WAN) for the provisioning of voice and broadband Internet services as part of the company's SkyLine service.

Alvarion and Ceragon Networks will join ECI in building the WiMAX and transport network solution. The network will boast an integrated transport, WiMAX and radio wireless backhaul solution based on IP over next-generation SDH, combining ECI’s XDM and BroadGate Multi-Service Provisioning platforms (MSPP) with Alvarion's BreezeMax WiMAX platform – which is based on its Open WiMAX strategy – and Ceragon’s FibeAir microwave technology.

The network will be managed under ECI's LightSoft Network Manager, enabling end-to-end provisioning under a single, unified management platform, the company said. LightSoft has a unified graphical user interface and improves efficiency by providing users with a clear picture of the entire network and available resources.

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