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eNM LightSoft™ uses multidimensional approach to offer carriers unrivalled flexibility and feature functionality

ExpoComm Stand Number: Hall 7, Stand 7153

ExpoComm Stand Contact: Shuki Raz, Director of Marketing (Network Management)

PETAH TIKVA, ISRAEL, October 30, 2002 - Lightscape Networks, an ECI Telecom company (ECI Telecom: NASDAQ:ECIL) and leading innovator in optical networking, today announced its next generation of network management technology aimed at enabling carriers to effectively manage their networks from the metro access to metro core and regional layers, at ExpoComm in Beijing, China. This latest product, eNM LightSoft™ leverages ten years of network management experience, as well as valuable feedback from customers to deliver a network management solution that answers the ever-changing needs of today’s carriers. With a number of new and significantly enhanced features, eNM LightSoft offers a unique multidimensional approach to the management of today’s multiple technology converged networks.

Amongst the features integrated within the eNM LightSoft solution is a new GUI (Graphical User Interface), which introduces a multi layer view to network management supporting numerous layers: one physical layer and several technology layers for SDH/SONET, optical and data. This new concept allows users to see a complete converged view of the entire network including physical sites, SDH/SONET rings and sub-networks. This multi layer view also supports the introduction of additional layers, such as ATM or Ethernet Layer 2, enabling the user to easily add further services as budget and market acceptance allow.

eNM LightSoft’s modular software architecture follows the client-server model, which means that a much greater number of users than ever before is able to access the system simultaneously. This architecture is able to distribute network management software processes across several machines, eliminating the need and the associated costs of having to buy large and expensive “super-computers”. Combined with this is a powerful multi-configurator feature, which enables users to manage and work on the same network elements in parallel, greatly increasing availability, productivity and economic benefits to the customer.

eNM LightSoft is also equipped with the capacity to manage scores of EMS’s (element management systems) and thousands of separate NE’s (network elements), comprising a combination of Lightscape Networks’ Syncom and XDM platforms, from a single management application. The introduction of an open, published and standard CORBA interface also allows for the management of third party elements through subordinate EMS’s.

“With eNM LightSoft, Lightscape Networks is offering the customer a new solution which has been built from the ground up to accommodate customers’ changing needs in today’s demanding and competitive market conditions, whilst still incorporating the stability of our previous offerings in the eNM range,” stated Ido Gur, vice president of marketing for Lightscape Networks.


About Lightscape Networks

Lightscape Networks is a leading innovator 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 http://www.lightscapenetworks.com

About ECI Telecom

ECI Telecom is a provider of advanced, telecommunications solutions. Focused mainly on the metropolitan optical and access markets, ECI Telecom enables leading service providers and carriers world-wide to maximize their capital investment and reduce operating expenses while providing voice, data, video and multimedia services to their customers. ECI Telecom maintains a global sales and customer support network. Its solutions are an integral part of more than 500 telecommunications networks in over 145 countries.


Certain statements contained in this release may contain forward-looking information with respect to plans, projections or future performance of the Company. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, product and market acceptance risks, the impact of competitive pricing, product development, commercialisation and technological difficulties and other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Contacts:

Karen Gershon

Lightscape Networks

+ 972 3 926 8341

karen.gershon@lightscapenet.com

Beth Axon/ Beky Hughes

Strategic Alliance International

+44 1494 434 434

bekyh@strategicpr.net


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