July 17, 2016
It has been quite a week for ECI – coming hot on the heels of the announcement of their release of their new next-generation GPON OLT solution in Hong Kong, is the announcement that they have signed a three-year agreement with Danish utilities company ELRO, for the deployment of a nationwide WiMAX™ network across Denmark, beginning in the area of Randers.
Randers municipality is located on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark.
It has a total population of 93,644 and is home to Denmark’s 6th largest city also called Randers with a population of 55,739.
ELRO, who are headquartered in Randers city, were granted a national WiMAX license in 2015 and will be deploying the wide area network for the provisioning of voice and broadband internet services as part of the company’s SkyLine service.
The nationwide network rollout is expected to be completed by 2018.
Joining ECI to build this advance, integrated WiMAX and transport network solution are Alvarion Ltd, provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, and Ceragon Networks, provider of high-capacity Ethernet and TDM wireless backhaul solutions.
The network will showcase a comprehensive 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 award-winning BreezeMAX® WiMAX platform based on its OPEN™ WiMAX strategy, and Ceragon’s FibeAir® microwave technology.
According to the latest available statistics Denmark has 3,720,500 Internet users, which represents 69.2% of the population.
To simplify operation, administration and maintenance (OAM), the joint network will be managed under ECI’s LightSoft® Network Manager, enabling end-to-end provisioning under a single, unified management platform.
With its unified graphical user interface, LightSoft improves efficiency by providing users with a clear picture of the entire network and available resources.
About ECI Telecom Ltd.
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 services.
Founded in 1961, Israel-based ECI has consistently delivered customer-focused networking solutions to the world’s largest carriers.
About Alvarion Ltd.
Alvarion is a WiMAX provider of fixed and mobile solutions for the full range of frequency bands.
Based on its OPEN™ WiMAX strategy, the company offers wireless broadband infrastructure and an all-IP ecosystem in cooperation with its strategic partners. Alvarion boasts over 200 commercial WiMAX deployments worldwide.
About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
Ceragon Networks Ltd is a provider of high capacity wireless backhaul solutions that enable wireless service providers to deliver voice and premium data services, such as Internet browsing, music and video applications.
Ceragon’s wireless backhaul solutions use microwave technology to transfer large amounts of network traffic between base stations and the infrastructure at the core of the mobile network.
Ceragon designs solutions to provide fiber-like connectivity for circuit-switched, or SONET/SDH, networks, next generation Ethernet/Internet Protocol, or IP-based, networks, and hybrid networks that combine circuit-switched and IP-based networks.
Ceragon’s solutions support all wireless access technologies, including GSM, CDMA, EV-DO and WiMAX.
These solutions address wireless service providers’ need to cost-effectively build-out and scale their infrastructure to meet the increasing demands placed on their networks by growing numbers of subscribers and the increasing demand for premium data services.
Ceragon also provides its solutions to businesses and public institutions that operate their own private communications networks.
Ceragon’s solutions are deployed by more than 150 service providers of all sizes, as well as in hundreds of private networks, in nearly 100 countries.