ECI to Overhaul Channel Islands Fiber Network, Prepare UK Islands for 5G

CHANNEL ISLANDS, UK -- ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Networksolutions for global service providers, critical infrastructures and data center operators, has been chosen by JT to upgrade the Jersey-based telecommunications company's optical network. When choosing a provider to upgrade the optical network, JT's requirements were twofold: First, address capacity goals in the short-term, then ensure the network can meet future business services and 5G backhaul needs. JT required a solution with the ability to not only solve capacity issues, but also provide 10G B to B services, 10GbE data center connectivity and 8G fiber channel. The solution needed to be based on a scalable and agile framework in order to ensure that JT customers could expect the same quality of connectivity they receive today well into the future, even as demands fluctuate and networking evolves. "JT's customers in the Channel Islands already have access to a world class full-fiber network, one of the fastest in the world," said Marcus Irwin, Head of Solution Design & Innovation at JT. "We needed to ensure that every step of the process was carefully planned, and our unique geographical challenges and strategic goals understood so as to maintain a level of service that our customers already enjoy. It's no easy task to solve for both today's and tomorrow's networking needs, but with ECI's technical expertise and flexibility we are better equipped to scale to future networking demands and deliver the quality services our customers expect of us." The ECI solution…