In order to support the surge in mobile data demand in India as well as to strengthen its capabilities, Airtel has adopted ECI Telecom’s Neptune (NPT) family of products.
ECI’s Neptune solutions will improve the Evolved Packet Transport (EPT) Network of Airtel while it migrates its mobile networks from 2G to 3G to 4G, and eventually to LTE-A. It offers efficient, E2E metro-core and aggregation solution for high-performance L1 to L3 services through the convergence of IP, Elastic MPLS (IP and TP), Ethernet (MEF CE2.0 certified), OTN and WDM.
The platform will evolve to support NFV services and SDN applications. The platforms are designed to meet any network architecture.
“Our Neptune family was developed to help service providers flexibly and cost effectively cope with the surge in data traffic. The products in the family are uniquely scalable, enabling our customers to stagger their investments as their needs change over time. As such they are ELASTIC enough to serve the needs of Tier 1 operators like Bharti as well as smaller service providers,” Sorin Lupu, EVP Global Sales and Marketing at ECI said.