Romanian cable and Internet operator deploys 100G network

Telecom Lead Europe: RCS & RDS, a cable and Internet operator in Romania, has deployed 100G channels over its existing network. This is powered by ECI Telecom.



ECI’s Apollo OMLT addresses customers’ challenges in their day-to-day operations. Apollo enables RCS & RDS to future-proof its network to support advanced and bandwidth-hungry services and applications.


RCS & RDS has more than four million subscribers.


The Cable and Internet service provider offers quad-play services (voice, data, video and mobile services).


The new capabilities increased RCS & RSDS network capacity by tenfold, by upgrading from 10G to 100G channels.


The 100G channels cover about 700Km, from Oradea to Bucharest, with minimal changes in the network.


The new 100G channels are delivered with the Apollo line of OMLT platforms. Managed by ECI’s LightSoft Network Management System, the deployment simplifies operations and reduces training and personnel expenses for RCS & RDS.


ECI’s 100G DWDM network connects core routers between Oradea to Bucharest over the Apollo transport solution. RCS & RDS will be the first provider to offer 100G bandwidth in the country. By using the Apollo over the XDM network, the company saves significant capex and opex expenses as both platforms share the same Network Management System, LightSoft.


“With minimal changes to its existing infrastructure, RCS & RDS increased tenfold the available bandwidth to its customers. This new 100G network enables the company to remain competitive and offer the latest next-generation services and applications to its customers, without major investments in capex or opex,” said Yoav Gazelle, head of Sales & Marketing for Europe & Americas, ECI Telecom.


“The move to 100G will enable RCS & RDS to better meet the needs of its customer base by quickly reacting to current and future bandwidth demands and reliably offering the highest capacity services available on the market today, as well as the ability to approach new markets,” said Valentin Popoviciu, Development Manager, RCS & RDS.


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