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Mainova upgrades its metropolitan area network with market leading optical technology

PETAH TIKVA, Israel - The ECI Telecom Group (NASDAQ/NM symbol: ECIL - news) today announced that Mainova Telecom, based in Main, Germany, has selected XDM™ a pioneering next-generation optical platform from ECI Telecoms’ spin off company Lightscape Networks, as part of a major network expansion. The XDM orders follow previous orders from Mainova Networks for ECI Telecom equipment, which included SYNCOM SDH based multiplexers, as well as a recent LumiNet 4 channel 2.5 Gb/s (upgradeable) DWDM expansion.

Mainova Telecom (Mainova TK) chose Lightscape Networks’ XDM optical platform for its scalability and versatility to help it meet a growing demand amongst business customers in the Frankfurt/Main area for a wide selection of advanced data and voice communications services, as well as multimedia and Internet services. This solution consists of a hybrid ADM/Digital Cross Connect, which functions as optical gateway. The extremely compact XDM offers dynamic ADM functionality (from SDM-1 until multiple SDM-64) and can be extended up to 3074 SDM-1 equivalents. Following tests, Mainova TK selected the XDM solution to be the primary building block for all future network expansion. So far, seven units have already been installed and are carrying live traffic.

Mr. Baumgaertner, General Manager, Mainova Telecom commented: “We chose the XDM platform for developing our network because we were very impressed with the system’s
flexibility deriving from its integrated digital cross-connect design.” He added that: “the XDM is the ideal solution for city and metro networks as it can be expanded quickly and easily, providing capacity on demand to accommodate any future network growth”.

With this investment Mainova TK follows in the footsteps of other German telecommunications Service Providers that are already using XDM for its extensive scalability, flexibility and ability to provide the user with a cost-effective ‘pay as you grow’ approach, allowing them to offer a greater variety of services in their network.

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About Lightscape Networks

Lightscape Networks is a leading provider of next generation intelligent optical networking solutions. Leveraging more than 10 years of global experience, Lightscape Networks offers advanced optical platforms that combine instant provisioning with on-demand network scalability. The company's highly dense, multi-service XDM is used by carriers to build flexible network topologies that cost-effectively scale to future demands. Lightscape Networks' solutions are deployed in 45 countries worldwide and serve both major carriers and emerging service providers at all stages of optical network implementation. The company has corporate headquarters in Petah Tikva, Israel and regional offices across Europe and Asia Pacific. In the USA the regional headquarters are in Herndon, VA. Lightscape Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of ECI Telecom Ltd. For more information on Lightscape Networks, please visit

About ECI Telecom

ECI Telecom Ltd is a provider of integrated network solutions for digital communications and data transmission systems. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, markets and supports end-to-end digital telecommunications solutions for today's new services and converging networks. The Company's products create bandwidth, maximise revenues for networking operators, expand capacity, improve performance and enable new revenue-producing services. In doing so, they enhance the capabilities of existing networks to support voice, data, video and multimedia services. ECI Telecom's equipment supports traffic in more than 500 service networks in over 145 countries.

About Mainova Telecom

Mainova Telecom is owned by Mainova AG (a Frankfurt/Main utilities provider) and Elisa Communications. Mainova offers worldwide communications by use of state-of-the-art communications technologies in the Rhein-Main industrial area. Mainova telecom cooperates with other City Carriers and partners to offer advanced telecom and datacom solutions with different bandwidth requirements ranging from 2 MB/s to 622 MB/s as well as custom tailored 2.5 GB/s scaleable broadband solutions. For more information on Mainova telecom, please visit

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