Marconi announced yesterday that Telecom Italia has renewed two frame contracts worth an estimated 50 million Euros (£36 million) for the supply of high capacity transmission equipment over the next two years.
According to Marconi, the agreements will ensure that Telecom Italia continues to develop its advanced network based on next generation technologies, characterised by high transmission speed and security.
The first frame agreement, worth up to 40 million Euros (£29 million), is an extension of an existing frame contract for the supply of a wide range of Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) equipment.
The second contract is worth up to 10 million Euros (£7 million) and is related to a frame contract signed in 1999 for the implementation of a new optical transmission network for Telecom Italia based on Marconi’s dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology.
This technology can also operate over dispersion-shifted fibre (DSF) and allows Telecom Italia to quadruple the capacity of its already installed fibre.