Marconi orchestrates optical network deal

Marconi has signed a framework agreement with Tele Danmark that could be worth up to £20 million over three years.

Tele Danmark is one of five major telcos in the liberalised Danish market and currently has over 90% market penetration. The Marconi SDH(Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) technology will provide a key component of Tele Danmark’s 10Gbit/s network layer.

Marconi will supply Tele Danmark with STM64 multiplexers and cross connects from its MSH series to supplement the large number of Marconi SDH multiplexers which have been installed in the Tele Danmark network over the last four years. The entire system will be managed by Marconi’s MV36 management system. Like all SDH installations, the new infrastructure will be inherently fault-tolerant. Any break in the transmission ring is automatically repaired within fractions of a second with no loss of service.

Installation will be carried out by Tele Danmark engineers backed by Marconi, which will also provide on-going support. Marconi is already training Tele Danmark personnel at its technical centre in Genoa, Italy.

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