JAN 01] MARCONI NEWS
Baltic Bliss For Marconi As SDH Spreads
working for Coventry-based Marconi will soon have snow on their
boots after winning a contract to help upgrade telecoms in the
Baltic state of Estonia.
will supply its "self-healing" optical fibre
technology as part of a major upgrade of the Estonian capital's
company won the key contract from Eesti Telefon Company. The
Baltic state is preparing deregulation of its telecoms market,
expected this year.
SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) technology Marconi is
supplying to Estonia uses rings of optical fibre to carry
information around the city of Tallinn.
a fault or break develops, the transmission can be redirected
back around the ring so quickly that data or voice calls are not
lost. Marconi is also providing the latest version its EMOS
management system to bolster the network's performance.
Estonia contract is the latest in a series of Baltic successes
for Marconi. The firm now accounts for all of Lithuania's and
Latvia's markets and 60 per cent of Estonia's.
the contract win, Coventry-based Peter Brown, President, Europe,
Middle East, Africa and Australasia, Marconi Communications,
success in the Baltic over the last few years has been
remarkable, but we have only achieved it by continuing to
offer the on-the-spot service and support which our customers
deregulation on the way in Estonia, the demands placed on us
will become tougher, but we are confident of meeting the
on the decision to go with Marconi, Toivo Praakel, Transport
Network Director at Eesti Telefon Company, said:
relationship with the Marconi teams goes back many years, and
our regard for their professionalism has only been enhanced by
the company's recent aggressive focussing on optical networks.
are determined to be at the heart of Estonia's economic
development and Marconi's R&D will give us the options we
is the latest in a series of new contracts for Marconi, which
is to build a £200 new site in Ansty on the edge of Coventry.
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