Israeli-based ECI Telecom (ECIL) has been chosen by Beijing Power to upgrade its optical communications network in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.

In preparation for the Olympics, Beijing Power is building new power stations, connecting multiple Olympics sites and upgrading its current communications infrastructure. ECI's XDM optical solution will be used to expand this network, providing Beijing Power with additional bandwidth capacity to handle peak demand during the Games. This highly reliable and scalable network will be used for internal communications and for data communications in order to monitor the power stations and generators.

The network will be managed by ECI's LightSoft network management system, enabling Beijing Power to easily provision and control new services.

"As hosts to the world's most important sporting event, we can't afford to take risks with our communications infrastructure," said Mr. Liu Run Sheng, Director of Beijing Power's Dispatching Center. "Of all the companies we evaluated, ECI offered the most robust and reliable solution. Moreover, ECI is well-established in China and came to us with excellent references."

"We're proud that our optical solution was once again chosen by a major utility company in China for this high profile event," said Aviel Tenenbaum, President of ECI Telecom's Asia Pacific Regional Business Unit. "This flexible solution gives Beijing Power the ability to support the huge bandwidth requirements for the 2008 Olympics, ensuring that their critical communications run reliably."


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