Lepida SpA Taps ECI to Upgrade Regional Broadband Network in Italy

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ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Network solutions, for service providers, critical infrastructures, and data centers operators, has been selected to upgrade Lepida SpA’s regional broadband network.

Lepida SpA is an in-house communications provider, established in 2007 by the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government, created to design, realize and manage broadband infrastructures for the regional public administrations and public entities in the region.

ECI was selected to provide a turn-key, end-to-end, 10/100/200G regional WDM network with a 96 channel, tunable flex grid and high-capacity OTN cross connect in the main POPs, based on ECI’s Apollo packet-optical family.

ECI’s Apollo family provides state-of-the-art, transparent and flexible DWDM transport solutions for a wide range of customer needs. Apollo combines high performance and low latency with software configurable, colorless, directionless and gridless optical routing, OTN switching and grooming for maximum efficiency and fully programmable networking.

“We wanted a solution that could provide the flexibility, scalability and configurability needed to cope with the constant expansion of our network. Our goal is to be able to smoothly service existing customer needs as well as maintain scalability for future requirements, including a possibile transition to SDN. We also wanted the capabilities required to offer secured, value added services to our customers. ECI’s Elastic Network solutions are a perfect match with this strategy and we look forward to partnering with them for years to come,” said Lepida SpA CEO Prof. Gianluca Mazzini.

ECI provided the technical fit to meet the requirements of Lepida SpA’s tailored approach. If, in the future these needs evolve, Lepida SpA will be able to choose from a variety of pay-as-you grow options to expand capacity and capabilities seamlessly, safely and easily. ECI’s planning tools and management platforms ensure Lepida SpA’s independence when planning and provisioning their network in the future. Last but not least, ECI’s inherent evolution path for all of its platforms ensures that its customers enjoy the security of knowing their network is prepared for an SDN future.

“We are delighted to have been chosen by Lepida SpA. This is the latest in a series of recent wins for ECI in Italy. We are proud to add Lepida SpA to ECI’s growing list of new customers,” said Barak Eitan, Head of Sales Southern Europe at ECI.


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