ECI Joins ‘New IP Agency’, to Accelerate Elastic Network Offerings

ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Network solutions for service providers, critical infrastructures and data center operators, has joined the New IP Agency (NIA), an international non-profit dedicated to breaking down the barriers multiple competing standards created in today’s increasingly virtualized world.

ECI’s ELASTIC Network solutions offer open, forward-looking and secure communications to customers worldwide. Beyond their trusted, industry-proven packet-optical transport systems, ECI’s solutions include a variety of NFV and SDN solutions, including: platforms, management and applications.

Moreover, ECI’s staggered approach ensures customers today are buying solutions which are future-ready and migrate seamlessly to tomorrows SDN/NFV architectures.

“Telecommunications services and networks are changing more quickly than ever before, making the task of selecting and investing in networks much more complex. In today’s ultra-competitive world, challenges include making the right investments to support thriving business for years to come. Networks are cloudified and functions are virtualized, things unheard of only a few years ago,” says Hayim Porat, CTO of ECI.

“Today the ability of a network to address those trends is key to success. Our mission is to ensure open, future-proof, and secure communications. NIA is very much in line with this mission and we have no doubt that our participation and commitment to the community will further the industry as a whole.”

Founded earlier this year, NIA works with service provider and developer members on interoperability concerns amongst more than three dozen standards and industry groups addressing virtualization. Through independent testing via partner EANTC and marketing with partner Light Reading, NIA members share knowledge and customer insight to improve product integration, performance – and profitability.

“We are delighted to welcome ECI to the growing NIA community,” says Jeff Hannah, NIA director. “Openness truly is the way to accelerate adoption of virtualization within telecom. And openness – through third-party testing, through collaboration within the NIA’s Technical Advisory Committee and through the relationships our members are forging – will allow service providers and developer partners to realize the full potential of virtualization.”

As a result of this announcement, ECI joins other NIA leading developers including Brocade, Cisco, Huawei, Juniper, Nokia, Mitel and ZTE.