|[23 JUN 99] MARCONI
COMMUNICATIONS PRESS RELEASE
Singapore Successes For Marconi
Contracts topping £13m, which will help prepare Singapore for the
communications "datawave", are announced today by Marconi Communications, along
with plans to create a Singapore-based regional centre for sales and support operations.
Marconi is to supply its world-leading SDH (Synchronous
Digital Hierarchy) transmission equipment to help Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel)
expand its network. It has also delivered a total network for SingTel's international
division which includes a link to the SEA-ME-WE3 undersea fibre optic cable currently
under construction - the longest, most complex fibre-optic system of its type in the
world. This cable, which stretches from Europe and the Middle East to Singapore, will
eventually extend for 30,000 kilometres and will be able to carry 500,000 simultaneous
"This project gave us the opportunity to once again
prove our strengths in SDH development and deployment," said Kevan Perrins, Marconi's
Regional Director for Singapore and South East Asia.
Marconi also announced that it has successfully installed
network management systems for both national and international network centres in
Singapore. In both cases installation and commissioning was carried out by Marconi
The announcements came earlier today at the opening of the
CommunicAsia trade exhibition in Singapore. Marconi took the opportunity to unveil Marconi
Communications Singapore Private Limited, a new regional base for installation, sales and
support activity throughout the ASEAN group of countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia,
Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam).
Welcoming this further commitment to the region, which
follows similar expansion recently by Marconi in Australia, South Africa and the United
States, Mr Perrins said it was a major step forward for the company.
"We are now able to provide more focused customer
service and support from within the region and anticipate our new presence in Singapore
will provide a springboard for all or our activities in this part of the world. It is also
an opportunity to further nurture local expertise, notably for supply logistics and
installation work and customer support".
Marconi Communications has also supplied its TETRA
(TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) for the Singapore Land Transport Authority's (LTA) North East
MRT Railway Project, providing state-of-the-art voice and data communication between the
operational control centre, trains, passengers and station personnel. This equipment is to
be supplied through a contract with NEC Systems Integration & Construction Limited
Marconi Communications is a world leader in smart broadband
transmission, access equipment and network integration. It has sales to more than 140
countries, a major presence in the United Kingdom, the USA, Italy, South Africa and the
Asia-Pacific region and is wholly owned by GEC, a global manufacturer of intelligent
The "data wave" is the term given to the dramatic
rise in demand placed on telecommunications networks by new services, particularly the
explosive growth of the Internet.
The new equipment for the SingTel network comprises ADM-1,
ADM-4, ADM-16 multiplexers and their STM equivalents. The turnkey project involved the
installation of a network of STM-16 (2.5Gbit/s) rings.
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