PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- ECI
Telecom (NASDAQ:ECIL) announced today the appointment of Avi Cohen as Chief Operating Officer reporting directly to ECI
's President and CEO, Rafi Maor.
Under the contract, ECI
is upgrading the national network between all the major cities in Romania, creating a new regional network in Moldova and connecting Hungary to Romania.
KT chose ECI
after the ST200 Service Edge Router won its extensive benchmark test.
Scarfo brings to ECI
over 24 years of experience in the access, optical and data telecommunications industry.
is the only vendor to offer integrated GPON, xDSL, Gigabit Ethernet and ATM aggregation, Cellular UMTS backhauling and voice, all on a unified management platform.
3% market share, ECI
has nearly twice the market share of Alcatel, ranked second at 16% and Nortel who ranked third.
Commenting, Rafi Maor, President and CEO of ECI
Telecom said, "While sharing a common history, since ECtel spun out of ECI
in 1999, ECI
& ECtel have grown into two separate companies, each pursuing its own strategic agenda in different markets.
Dreamline has been a great partner to us and we are delighted that our XDM product is quickly becoming recognized as an ideal solution for the cellular backhaul market," said Aviel Tenenbaum, President of ECI
Telecom's Asia Pacific Regional Business Unit.
The solution is based on the ST(TM)-series service edge routers from ECI
Telecom's Data Networking Division; formerly Laurel Networks.
Developed by Civcom and ECI
, this new transponder will enable ECI
's customers to reduce costs and experience performance benefits that full C-band tunable lasers provide for both metro and long haul networks.
has recently been ranked by research firm Dell'Oro as the second largest provider of multiple services DSL platforms, which are used for IPTV deployments worldwide (TV broadcast over telephone lines using IP protocols).
We are pleased to continue building our successful relationship with them," said Shimon Levany, President of the North-Western Europe business unit at ECI