The Australian Communications Consortium (ACC) has inked a distribution deal with ECI Telecom to supply its access and transport networking equipment. This deal covers its new VDSL2+, GPON, WDM and ROADM technologies.
ACC CEO, Barry Ticehurst, said this was the first time ECI equipment was available locally.
"The relationship started early last year and we have had discussions with them regarding a wider encompassing agreement," he said. "Since they did not have any direct representation in Australia, it was agreed that we would promote the products here."
Ticehurst said ACC was keen to establish closer relationships with telcos, utility companies and ISPs looking to improve their bandwidth capabilities and get on the broadband bandwagon.
"We typically rollout solutions for villages which have an average of 250 - 400 residencies. ECI has products which encompass that end of the market," he said. "They have carrier-grade solutions, which are used by people like France Telecom and other well-known global telcos."
ECI's multi-services access node supports a range of technologies such as ADSL2+, VDSL2+ and fibre-to-the-node.
"All of this can be done on a single platform rather than having separate platforms from different vendors for each technology," Ticehurst said. "That is the real plus for carriers and service providers that are deploying broadband services."