ECI Telecom selected by Triton Telecom for fibre network deployment across the Caribbean

7 Oct 2008

Israeli telecoms equipment manufacturer ECI Telecom has announced that its 9000 Carrier Ethernet Switch Router (CESR) family and the XDM Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) have been selected by Triton Telecom for a multi-million dollar network project spanning Florida, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. The network will be the first in the region to use submarine cable based on a native 10 Gigabits (10G) system, supporting up to 40G per channel, and significantly improving bandwidth capacity and service delivery to customers.

The platforms, both part of ECI’s 1Net business framework, will deliver IP traffic across the Caribbean, supporting the growing bandwidth requirements in the region. As such, the 9000 CESR and XDM platforms will provide Triton with an end-to-end transport solution, supporting both legacy SONET/SDH capabilities along with new IP traffic requirements with speeds of 10Gbps and beyond. The project is expected to be completed in May 2009.

Triton Telecom is a provider of submarine fibre-optic cable and information transmission management in the Caribbean. It is best known for its inaugural project; Seahorse-1, which will provide capacity for the increased volume of traffic and improve the quality of services between mainland Untied States and Puerto Rico. Seahorse-1 is one link of a ring network that Triton is building to provide connectivity between the US, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.