Top German Utility Selects ECI Telecom for Next-Generation Network Evolution and Smart Grid Optimization

-- ECI reiterates its commitment to the utilities market with solutions optimized to the segment’s specific needs --

PETACH TIKVA, Israel--()--ECI Telecom, a global provider of next generation network solutions, announced today that Amprion has chosen ECI’s BroadGate® solutions to support its energy mission-critical operations. Amprion is Germany’s largest ultra-high voltage grid operator, servicing more than 27 million customers over 11,000 kilometers of ultra-high voltage lines.


  • Amprion is deploying the BroadGate All-Native Packet Optical Transport (BG™) family, part of ECI’s 1Net solutions for the transition to next-generation networks. By deploying the BG-64, Amprion will renew their intelligent communication infrastructure
  • For this project, ECI will deliver a few hundred BG-64 platforms
  • The BG family brings tangible benefits to Amprion, such as cost-effective native support of both TDM and Ethernet, reduced footprint, minimized power consumption, and optimized operational expenses
  • ECI is working on this project with 3M Services. ECI and 3M have been partners for the past ten years, offering best-of-breed solutions for the utility market in Germany.

The Solution

With the BG-64, ECI is providing Amprion with a seamless, future-proof transition path to next-generation networks. A perfect fit for the utility/utelco market, the BG-64 is a compact, all-native packet optical transport platform that supports efficiently both legacy and next-generation services from 64 Kbps and up to STM-64 and from 10 Mbps and up to 10 Gbps. This platform addresses the specific requirements of utilities with strict reliability and resilience features necessary to support mission critical operations.

Executive Quotes

“Utility system operators have a critical role in ensuring reliable power transmission. With more than 8,000 km of fiber-optic cable in more than 200 locations in the Amprion telecom network, we now rely on ECI as a partner towards the goal of providing reliable and secure telecommunication services to support the power transmission.”

Burkhard Laumann, Head of Telecommunication Technology, Amprion

“The utility/utelco market is strategic to ECI. Our commitment to this segment gets translated into solutions, platforms and services specifically targeted to this market. Companies like Amprion have specific challenges as they address new opportunities for growth and additional revenues. By partnering with Amprion, we are able to work together in defining the most effective telecom solutions for their needs.”

Alon Moshes, Head of Marketing, Network Solutions Division, ECI Telecom

Resource Links:

BG-64 Product Note

All the More Power to Electric Utility Communication Networks Solution Brochure

Expanding the Horizon for Power Utility Profits Solution Brochure

Next Generation Utility Telecommunication Solutions for the Smart Grid White Paper

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About Amprion:

Amprion GmbH is an important transmission system operator in Europe and operates a German extra-high voltage grid with a length of 11,000 km. A population of over 27 million is supplied through Amprion's grid from Lower Saxony down to the Alps. Being an innovative service provider, Amprion provides industrial customers and network partners with an utmost of supply security. The network with the voltage levels of 380,000 and 220,000 volt is accessible to all players in the electricity market on a non-discriminating basis and at competitive and transparent terms. Moreover, Amprion is responsible for one of the largest grid areas in Europe and assumes an important task in the European interconnected system.

About 3M Services

3M Services GmbH, (formerly known as Quante-Netzwerke GmbH), part of the 3M Group which is represented in more than 70 countries, is a young, dynamic company providing full-service solutions in the telecommunications sector. Together with the 4,500 employees of 3M Deutschland GmbH 3M Services and 3M Deutschland GmbH generate a global turnover exceeding Euro1 billion. For more Information, visit

About ECI Telecom

ECI Telecom delivers innovative communications platforms to carriers and service providers worldwide. ECI provides efficient platforms and solutions that enable customers to rapidly deploy cost-effective, revenue-generating services.

Founded in 1961, Israel-based ECI has consistently delivered customer-focused networking solutions to the world’s largest carriers. The Company is also a market leader in many emerging markets. ECI provides scalable broadband access, transport and data networking infrastructure that provides the foundation for the communications of tomorrow, including next-generation voice, IPTV, mobility and other business solutions. For more information, please visit

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ECI Telecom
Sandra Welfeld
T: +972 3 928 7283


ECI Telecom
Sandra Welfeld
T: +972 3 928 7283