ECI, Sprint Deploy Greenfield Broadband Network in Poland

Network solutions provider ECI and Sprint have deployed a greenfield broadband network in Sosnowiec, Poland.

The project is part of the US$5.6 million initiative co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund to provide fast broadband access across Poland by 2020. It included the construction and organization of a fiber optic network, an IP-MPLS backbone, an access network and a network management center, with the Sosnowiec network based on ECI’s family of Packet-Optical transport solutions which combine high performance and low-latency with maximum efficiency.

The project will ultimately provide local government and police infrastructures, academic institutions and public institutions such as hospitals and sports arenas with internet access, IP telephony, electronic government services and vide monitoring.

“We selected ECI‘s Packet-Optical solution, because they are industry-proven with an impressive track record. In addition, the company has an excellent reputation for service. This has been a wonderful first project together. ECI not only metexpectations, they exceeded them. We look forward to working on many more projects together,” said Marek Kaminski, president of the Board from Sprint S.A.

Christian Erbe, head of municipality, utility and government sector for ECI EMEA, said his company was honoured to have been chosen to as Sprint’s partner. “This is ECI’s first project in Poland. It is a privilege to be part of such an important initiative, one that will positively impact the lives of millions,” he commented.


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