Israeli Electric Corporation (IEC (News - Alert)) has selected ECI Telecom’s Apollo Family of next-generation Optimized Multi-Layer Transport (OMLT) solutions to provide network connectivity across Israel. Apollo’s OMLT platform is capable of transmitting up to 100 Gbit/s on a single wavelength at any given time. With the constantly increasing demand for capacity, the 100G capabilities of this new system will give a much-needed boost in the responsiveness and reliability of communications services.
Extensive tests on the platform’s 100G capabilities were performed by IEC – all of which proved successful. Considered by IEC to be a technological breakthrough, these consistent speeds will increase its capacity tenfold.
“This 100G trial represented a technological leapfrog for the IEC, as we are able to expand and provide next-generation broadband services over the most advanced optical infrastructure,” said Yosi Shneck, vice president of Information Systems and Communication, IEC. “With ECI’s Apollo OMLT, we are better able to cope with our increasing needs for capacity and to respond to our organizational and our customers’ demands for more bandwidth and services,” he said.
Israel is moving up in the world of telecommunications, and is among the first to utilize these next-generation technologies. “100G technology is at the forefront of the telecom market today, and only very few operators are deploying it at the moment,” said Oren Marmur, ECI Telecom’s (News - Alert) head of Optical Networking.
It wasn’t too long ago that broadband services were only available in select locations and to a small crowd of financially fit consumers. As always, technology and the Web in general is evolving at a remarkable pace; high-speed communication solutions are a necessity for nearly every line of work, in nearly every corner of the world. The options that were available at the turn of the Internet Revolution (News - Alert) are by no means acceptable nor are they practical by today’s standards; it’s comforting to see broadband services being revamped on such a global level.
Edited by Rich Steeves