ECI Telecom selected by Horsebridge Network for FTTH project

Horsebridge Network Systems has selected ECI Telecom to roll out fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) project in the City of Westminster, London.

The GPON network is capable offering digital television, internet and voice services.

Horsebridge will deploy fiber optic network in more than 22,000 homes in the Westminster City over the next three years. The City of Westminster has a population of 220,000 people.

“The households taking part will be able to gain free access to a range of government websites. Boosting the availability of services to our residents will transform many lives and bolster employment opportunities,” said Jonathan Glanz, Westminster City Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing.

ECI and Horsebridge will deploy the I-OLT, a platform optimized for any FTTx architecture, and supporting GPON, active Ethernet and full traffic aggregation capabilities.

Recently, ECI Telecom won major FTTH orders from municipalities in Eastern and Western Europe.

“The selection of ECI is not solely on their ability to supply best-of-breed products but also reflects their proactive and supportive approach working closely with our teams to offer a high degree of technical expertise in delivering the solution The City of Westminster and its residents desire,” said Geoff Smith, managing director, Horsebridge.

“ECI and Horsebridge are delivering a cost-effective fiber-to-the-home solution that can suitably address this issue. The City of Westminster will enjoy the close relationship between ECI’s next-generation access technology and Horsebridge’s experience in building telecom networks for the ultimate benefit of its residents,” said Sorin Lupu, president of Sales & Marketing, ECI Telecom.

ECI’s I-OLT supports any FTTx architecture and any service mix across any fiber technology.

The platform reduces financial and technological risks, through a common solution for both residential and business applications.

Earlier this year, MTS Russia deployed ECI Telecom’s Apollo Optimized Multi-Layer Transport (OMLT) platforms to enable 100G.

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