JAN 01] MARCONI NEWS
Marconi Sniffs Out New Contract In Cologne
Marconi has landed a £6 million contract to expand the network
of a German telecommunications operator using fibre-optic
company, which has just won planning permission for a £200
million research and development site near Ansty, will supply
NetCologne with the capability of reaching four million
potential new customers.
latest contract brings NetCologne's spending with Marconi to
almost £24 million in the last five years.
network expansion will be installed through 2001. Control will
be provided by a Marconi network management system, and a squad
of fifteen Marconi Services engineers will provide NetCologne
with round-the-clock support.
has used Marconi's AON (Active Optical Network) and SDH
(Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) technology since 1997, the year
after it became Germany's first telecommunications company to
win a city licence.
currently provides telephone services to over 60,000 premises,
while its internet and cable TV services are each taken by
on the decision to go with Marconi, NetCologne chairman Hanf
contract is the result of our experience with Marconi over
were encouraged by its demonstrable technical strengths, its
ability to blend narrowband and broadband interfaces, and the
fact that it was able to offer us a complete technical
Peter Brown, President of Europe, Middle East, Africa and
Australasia (EMEA), Marconi Communications, said:
believe that these supply, install, commission and maintenance
contracts will become more prevalent as new-generation telcos
enter the market.
technical expertise and tight cost controls allow our
customers to concentrate on their service offering, marketing,
and customer services."