Airtel transforms mobile backhaul transport capabilities across India

By February 21st, 2016 AT 1:38 AM

Bharti Airtel,the country’s leading telecom operator, has selected ECI Telecom’s Neptune (NPT) family of products to expand its mobile backhaul transport capabilities across India to support the increasing demand for bandwidth, as it migrates its mobile networks from 2G to 3G to 4G, and eventually to LTE-A.

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Airtel has chosen ECI’s Neptune solutions for their ‘state of the art’ Evolved Packet Transport (EPT) Network. The Neptune (NPT) solutions will be deployed countrywide and will enable Bharti to provide services efficiently.

Sorin Lupu, EVP Global Sales and Marketing at ECI said, “Our Neptune family was developed to help service providers flexibly and cost effectively cope with the surge in data traffic. The products in the family are uniquely scalable, enabling our customers to stagger their investments as their needs change over time. As such they are ELASTIC enough to serve the needs of Tier 1 operators like Bharti as well as smaller service providers.”

Neptune offers a powerful, efficient, E2E metro-core and aggregation solution for high-performance L1 to L3 services through convergence of IP, Elastic MPLS (IP and TP), Ethernet (MEF CE2.0 certified), OTN and WDM. The platform will evolve to support NFV services and SDN applications, compulsory in future metro environments.

“Bharti’s decision to choose the Neptune family is a huge vote of confidence, in terms of our solution as well as ECI. We are confident that ECI’s Neptune solutions will satisfy Bharti’s current as well as future needs,” Sorin added.

Neptune is designed to efficiently and reliably carry packet traffic, while maintaining essential carrier-grade characteristics like low transit latency, hitless protection and restoration mechanisms. The platforms combine a scalable modular architecture, with a minimal footprint in a rugged solution designed to meet any network topology.

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