ECI Telecom has added new traffic management capabilities features to its Hi-FOCuS-5 Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) family of products. The features are designed to help service providers manage bandwidth and improve efficient delivery of IPTV and other video services.
Bandwidth can be managed at different levels, depending on the service requested and the customers’ needs.
This capability allows providers to try different business models, ECI said.
ECI said its equipment is also able to distinguish multicast traffic from unicast traffic within the same stream and prioritize them to avoid traffic congestion toward the network.
ECI is also introducing improved service blades. Its xDSL service blades make use of the same base card.
Further enhancements toward multi-service capabilities are offered with a higher density VDSL2 card, now supporting 48 subscribers; a new, four-port GPON blade supporting up to a 128 split; and the industry’s highest support for non-blocking 64 concurrent voice lines. For voice applications, ECI now has full interoperability with many softswitch vendors. ECI recently announced Telecom Italia as a new customer, and reported there are more than 1 million IPTV subscribers supported by ECI’s Broadband platform.