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T-Com Awards ECI Telecom Two-Year xDSL Equipment Contract; Tier 1 Carrier Relies on ECI's platform to Expand DSL Lines and Provide New Services.



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CeBIT 2004

PETAH TIKVA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 17, 2004

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:ECIL ECIL Electronics Corporation of India Limited ) announced today that T-Com, Deutsche Telekom's national fixedline division, has extended its long-term contract for the deployment of ECI's broadband access platform for an additional two years. Currently, T-Com has over four million T-DSL T-DSL Telekom-Digital Subscriber Line (Deutsche Telekom)  subscriber lines, with plans to more than double that number to at least 10 million T-DSL users by 2007. The carrier plans to use ECI's latest fourth generation Hi-FOCuS(TM) 4 multi-service access gateway (MSAG MSAG Master Street Address Guide
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) to help reach this goal.

The two-year contract was awarded following an existing long-term partnership that began over five years ago. During that time, ECI ECI Employment Cost Index
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 has provided its reliable and scalable xDSL equipment to existing subscriber lines as well as the latest generation of DSLAM (DSL Access Multiplexor) A central office (CO) device for ADSL service that intermixes voice traffic and DSL traffic onto a customer's DSL line. It also separates incoming phone and data signals and directs them onto the appropriate carrier's network. See DSL.  products to provide a smooth migration process for the carrier.

The Hi-FOCuS 4 provides T-Com with options that go beyond traditional high-speed Internet to offer video and data In particular, the new platform features live video multicast service capabilities. For the new contract extension, T-Com will deploy ECI's next generation ADSL See DSL.

ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
 capabilities including extended reach DSL DSL
 in full Digital Subscriber Line

Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary
 and G.SHDSL A DSL technology from the ITU (G.991.2) that provides symmetric transmission from 192 Kbps to 2.3 Mbps using a single copper pair, depending on distance from the central office (from 20,000 ft. to 6,500 ft.). With two wire pairs, 384 Kbps to 4.6 Mbps can be achieved. G. , which offer compelling solutions for small to medium enterprise customers.

"We are pleased to see our long term partnership with T-Com expanding," said Pinny Chaviv, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ECI Telecom's Broadband Access Division. "Our Hi-FOCuS 4 platform, working with full backward compatibility to T-Com's installed base, provides the flexibility to introduce new services beyond fast Internet to include video, data and voice which create new competitive opportunities that will attract new revenue streams."

ECI's Hi-FOCuS 4 platform is a high-density, high-end access gateway that handles large-scale deployments with advanced functionalities including multi-level multicast, integrated voice gateway, and FTTx. This field proven platform reduces carriers' CAPEX by allowing them to provide simultaneous access for triple play and next generation applications using their existing infrastructure. The modular system with interchangeable line-cards meets carrier grade requirements for density, and QoS provisioning.

"This renewed contract clearly shows that we have met T-Com's expectations for a reliable solution that can manage a mass market rollout," said Jehonatan Neuberger, ECI Telecom's General Manager of Continental European Region. "It is a vote of confidence for our broadband products and our ability to meet the stringent demands of a major carrier."

About ECI Telecom

ECI provides advanced, telecommunications solutions to leading carriers and service providers, worldwide. By translating a deep understanding of its customers' needs into innovative, technologically excellent solutions, ECI enables its customers to increase the value of their networks and reduce operating expenses Operating expenses

The amount paid for asset maintenance or the cost of doing business, excluding depreciation. Earnings are distributed after operating expenses are deducted.
. ECI's platforms enable carriers and service providers to easily introduce new revenue-generating services. ECI has pioneered key technologies including voice compression, SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) The European counterpart to SONET. See SONET.

SDH - Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
, DSL, and has enabled the establishment of global networks. ECI specialises in metro optical networks, broadband access, bandwidth management and carrier-class VoIP solutions.

Certain statements contained in this release may contain forward-looking information with respect to plans, projections or future performance of the Company. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, product and market acceptance risks, the impact of competitive pricing, product development, commercialisation and technological difficulties and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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