CL Tel Selects ECI to Upgrade to MPLS-TP over ROADM to Offer Ethernet and TDM Services

CL Tel Selects ECI to Upgrade to MPLS-TP over ROADM to Offer Ethernet and TDM Services Image Credit: ECI

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.

Kevin Driscoll, President ECI North America
As service and bandwidth demands grow rapidly, service providers face the challenge of evolving their networks practically and economically. With this in mind, we’ve designed our portfolio of modular, feature-rich and intuitive networking solutions that are easy to manage and maintain.

Tom Lovell, GM, CL Tel
We are a local service provider that values our close-knit community,and above all our mission is to provide reliable, ongoing service to our customers. ECI stood out for its attentiveness, flexibility and scalable product portfolio that offers us future room to grow.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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