ECI Telecom unveils integrated access platform for migratory FTTx fiber deployments

The company says its 1Net fiber access platform offers service providers a field proven, fiber migration solution for any service delivery requirement over any FTTx architecture.

ECI Telecom (Israel) has unveiled the new end-to-end 1Net fiber access platform, which features an integrated OLT (I-OLT). The I-OLT supports GPON and active Ethernet point-to-point architectures as well as full traffic aggregation.

“Every telco out there knows that if they want to stay in the wireline business, they need to shift from copper to fiber. But that won't happen overnight, even if they are committed," Benoît Felten, director, Yankee Group, was quoted as saying in an ECI Telecom press release. "So they're facing the prospect of operating a network built with different coexisting access architectures. In order to operate that shift without increasing their operating costs, they need versatile access and aggregation platforms that will allow them to implement different choices in their access networks fast and efficiently."

The 1Net fiber I-OLT supports flexible slot assignment so that the service mix offered by the access network is adaptable to customer requirements, whether residential, business, wholesale, or wireless backhaul, ECI Telecom says.

The I-OLT, a member of the Hi-FOCuS family, is being deployed by a number of operators including Openreach, part of the BT Group. The system is optimized to support open access networks such as those Openreach and other carriers deploy.

The addition of the I-OLT rounds out ECI Telecom’s Hi-FOCuS access networks portfolio, giving it the ability to support both fiber- and copper-based last mile links.

“ECI’s 1Net fiber access solution provides our customers with the necessary versatility to address their individual requirements for next-generation access. Whether GPON, point-to-point, residential or business, ECI’s field-proven fiber solution supports our customers’ all business and regulatory models for maximum flexibility and lowest TCO,” added Dror Gonen, head of ECI Telecom’s Access Line of Business.

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