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Singapore Successes for Marconi Com
- Subject: Singapore Successes for Marconi Com
- From: Rangoonp@xxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 16:35:00
Subject: Singapore Successes for Marconi Communications
Singapore Successes for Marconi Communications
CLEVELAND, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Contracts topping
$47 million to help prepare Singapore for the
communications "data wave" were announced today by
Marconi Communications, along with plans to create a
Singapore-based regional center for sales and support
operations. "Data wave" is the term given to the dramatic
in demand placed on telecommunications networks by new
services, particularly the explosive growth of the
These contracts follow the announcement by Marconi
Communications last week of another major international
contract to provide a communications transmission and
management system for the Russian city of Ekaterinburg,
traditional gateway between Europe and Asia.
In Singapore, Marconi Communications will supply its
world-leading SDH (synchronous digital hierarchy)
transmission equipment to help Singapore
Telecommunications (SingTel) expand its network. The new
equipment for the SingTel network comprises ADM-1,
ADM-4 and ADM-16 multiplexers and their STM equivalents.
The turnkey project involves the installation of a
STM-16 (2.5 Gbit/s) rings. Marconi Communications has
delivered a total network for SingTel's international
which includes a link to the SEA-ME-WE3 undersea
fiber-optic cable currently under construction -- the
most complex fiber-optic system of its type in the world.
cable, which stretches from Europe and the Middle East to
Singapore, will eventually extend for 18,600 miles and
able to carry 500,000 simultaneous telephone calls.
"This project gave us the opportunity to once again prove
our strengths in SDH development and deployment," said
Kevan Perrins, Marconi Communications' regional director
for Singapore and South East Asia.
Marconi Communications also announced that it had
successfully installed network management systems for
national and international network centers in Singapore.
both cases, installation and commissioning were carried
by Marconi Communications engineers.
The announcements came at the opening of the
CommunicAsia trade exhibition in Singapore. Marconi
Communications took the opportunity to unveil Marconi
Communications Singapore Private Limited, a new regional
base for installation, sales and support activity
the ASEAN group of countries (Brunei; Cambodia;
Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar, formerly called Burma; the
Philippines; Singapore; Thailand and Vietnam).
This further commitment to the region follows similar
expansion recently by Marconi Communications in
South Africa and the United States. Mr. Perrins said it
major step forward for the company.
"We are now able to provide more focused customer service
and support from within the region, and we anticipate our
new presence in Singapore will provide a springboard for
of our activities in this part of the world," he said.
"It is also
an opportunity to further nurture local expertise,
supply logistics and installation work and customer
Marconi Communications is a world leader in smart
broadband transmission and network integration --
and delivering communications systems to more than 140
countries. With the recent acquisition of RELTEC
Corporation, Marconi Communications now has a leading
position within the North American access network,
data, video and telephony systems and services for the
mile" of the communications network. Marconi
Communications is wholly owned by The General Electric
Company, p.l.c. (GEC) of the United Kingdom, a global
manufacturer of intelligent electronic systems.