JAN 01] MARCONI NEWS
Iceland Goes On-line With Marconi
Marconi has won a contract to supply Iceland's capital city with
high-tech telecommunications equipment.
optical fibre equipment will be capable of speeding up internet
connections, providing high definition television and multimedia
and will improve the quality and reliability of traditional
contract, awarded by Iceland Telecom, is for Marconi's
SmartphotoniX DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing)
is Marconi's latest success in optical networking following
recent major deals with BT, Telecom Italia, Fibernet (Germany),
Telfort (Netherlands), Belgacom (Belgium) and Finnet Group of
DWDM allows a single fibre to be divided into many individual
wavelengths, each with the capacity to carry the same amount of
information as the original single fibre.
technology is a cheaper way for telecommunication operators to
increase capacity without digging up roads to lay new cable.
equipment Marconi is supplying to Iceland Telecom will be able
to carry 40 wavelengths per fibre. Each wavelength will be
capable of carrying 2.5 Gigabits of information.
Valdimarsson, head of transmission network at Iceland Telecom,
Telecom's telecommunications system rates among the best in
the world for transmission capacity, speed and resilience.
new project involving DWDM technology continues a successful
relationship with Marconi, which offers the most integrated
and complete technical solution for our purposes, both for the
transmission devices and network management - whether for SDH
or DWDM - at a competitive price."
Marconi Communications EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa and
Australasia) President, Peter Brown, said:
has supplied equipment and services to Iceland Telecom over
the past 20 years and seen it grow into a position of
importance in world telecommunications that belies its size.
new contract continues Iceland Telecom's strategy of
investment in state-of-the-art but proven technology,
providing a solid foundation on which to deliver broadband
services, including high-speed internet access and 'rich'