JUN 00] MARCONI NEWS
Marconi Bring In The Bacon With New Deal
BY ANTONY HOPKER
Marconi has secured
another top-notch international deal to provide a high-tech network in
is providing Powercom A/S of Denmark with an extensive, high speed
Multiservice Network in what is a key step in the development of the
new public network - a communications platform handling vast amounts
of data aswell as conventional telephone traffic.
part of the multi-million pound deal, Marconi has supplied over 30
core switches from its ASX (ATM) range, to enable Powercom to carry
its customers' traffic over a true multiservice, high-speed optical
is also backing up the equipment with a full range of training
programmes and technical support for planning and assistance for the
day to day operation of the network.
4,600 kilometre fibre network currently carries traffic for service
providers, Internet service providers, mobile communications and large
operates one of the largest networks of its type in Denmark and has
nodes into Sweden and Germany.
Chief Executive Officer, Søren Støvring-Hallsson, said:
has made its name by offering network transmission of exceptionally
high quality, with reliable supply and flexible, tailor-made
new Multiservice network will enable true multiservice transmission
and is suitable for, among other things, Internet traffic, video
transfer, telephony and ordinary data traffic and enables Powercom
to manage a variety of Service Level Agreements according to each
particular customer needs."
Waallann, Marconi Communications' Area Manager, Denmark, Norway and
which recently annoucned the creation of 2,000 new jobs at a new
Coventry base in Ansty, employs 45,000 people world-wide and has sales
in over 100 countries.
are particularly pleased to have won this contract because apart
from representing a huge vote of confidence from Powercom, known in
Denmark as a very successful carrier's carrier.
again proves that the broad range of Marconi's high-speed switches
fits the build-up of the new public networks both in terms of
flexibility, performance, scalability and reliability.
chose us because we simply have the best concept and products for
now that the network is in production we are proud to say that the
implementation also met a tight schedule."