Orckit-Corrigent receives additional multi million purchase order for immediate deployment in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL
Date: Tue, 11/02/2010 - 19:17
Orckit Communications Ltd., a leading Carrier Ethernet + Transport (CE+T) networking vendor, yesterday announced receipt of additional purchase order and immediate deployment for its CM-4000 products from Alphion Corporation, for deployment in BSNL through ITI. Orckit-Corrigent's solutions are being deployed as part of a nationwide, next generation broadband, triple play network based on GPON and Carrier Ethernet technologies.
The Indian Telecommunication market continues to demonstrate enormous growth and potential as according to industry analysts it moves from a few million broadband subscribers today to over a hundred million subscribers in few years.
“Orckit-Corrigent is proud to partner with ITI and Alphion to build out BSNL’s networking infrastructure,” said Mr. Izhak Tamir, Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and President at Orckit. “We are strongly committed to India, BSNL and ITI and we look forward to future work with our partners as we continue to establish Orckit-Corrigent’s presence in India.” Mr. Izhak Tamir affirmed “This significant undertaking is a major achievement for Orckit and lays the foundation for India to become one of our main growth engines.”
Orckit-Corrigent CM-4000 CE+T metro aggregation Ethernet switches are based on MPLS and RPR standards and include innovative QoS, OAM and protection technologies for end-to-end triple play and enterprise VPN services. The solution is a perfect fit for broadband and FTTX deployments as it incorporates high density 10GE ports commonly found in fiber-based broadband services.
In August 2010, Orckit-Corrigent announced that its CM-4000 products received a Technical Specification Evaluation Certificate (TSEC) following a rigorous evaluation by the BSNL Quality Assurance (QA) organization. The certificate validates a vendor’s networking equipment and ensures that the equipment conforms to technical specifications required to meet the highest quality and environmental standards.
Earlier this year, the company announced it established its presence in India and appointed industry veteran, Mr. VK Aggarwal, as Managing Director for the region.