Iowa-based CL Tel, a full service telecommunications and broadband service provider selected ECI’s Apollo and Neptune transport portfolios to upgrade its netwok infrastucture.
To address increasing bandwidth demands and ensure continued support to the communities it serves, CL Tel sought to replace its current fiber optic transport network. ECI was chosen to deploy a next-generation solution – a multi-ring, optical transport network which supports Layer2 over MPLS functionality. This will allow CL Tel to reliably meet today’s network demands and grow bandwidth as needed. Moreover, the MPLS-TP over ROADM network will provide Ethernet and TDM services with under 50 millisecond protection as required for many mission-critical and legacy services.
The solution makes use of both ECI’s Apollo family of optical transport products as well as Neptune product line for packet transport. The systems were built to interwork seamlessly for customers looking for a holistic optical and packet solution. Both systems are completely scalable, open and future ready, with a built-in evolution to SDN, 5G or incorporation into 3rd party networks as customers see fit. Also, ECI’s network management system (NMS), provides intuitive network planning so CL Tel can easily add and grow services and optimize network resources.