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IDB SYSTEMS COMPLETES ERITREAN EARTH STATION UPGRADE

 LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- IDB Communications Group Inc. (NASDAQ: IDBX) announced that IDB SYSTEMS, the unit of the company that provides expert engineering, design and integration of satellite earth station facilities, has completed the upgrading of a standard "A" earth station for the Eritrean Post and Telecommunications Commission of Eritrea, Africa, the newest country in the world.
 The contract for the upgrade was valued over $450,000.
 "IDB SYSTEMS was the first company to establish IDR communications for the Eritrean government when they celebrated their independence day in 1992," said John Ahrens, vice president, sales and marketing for IDB SYSTEMS. "The initial service provided the Eritrean Post and Telecommunications Commission with a 4.5 meter flyaway, deployed and set up in two weeks and was used primarily for IDR voice services. The current order allows four direct IDR carriers from Asmara, Eritrea to the United States, United Kingdom, Italy and one for future growth."
 IDB Communications Group Inc. is a global telecommunications company that operates a domestic and international communications network providing its customers with radio and television transmission services, international private line and long distance telephone services, facsimile and data connections, mobile satellite communications capabilities and the design and integration of satellite networks worldwide.
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