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Siemens Awarded Telecommunications Business Contracts.

German contractor Siemens AG has been awarded new telecommunications equipment contracts in the Czech Republic, Poland and the US. In the Czech Republic, the award is a contract valued at approximately Euro 200 M by Czech telecommunications provider Cesky Mobil for the provision of a turnkey mobile radio network for use in the western half of the Czech Republic, including Prague. The proposed network includes provision of a dedicated microwave backbone, high speed data services, fibre-optic links to the existing fixed network and a mobile Internet access infrastructure. Reportedly, five of the necessary base stations already have been put into operation. In Poland, Siemens is expected to supply national provider Telekomunikacja Polska SA (Polish Telecom) with access equipment for 170,000 lines in the Katowice and Stettin regions of Poland. The contract is estimated to be valued at Euro 30 M with implementation scheduled for completion by the middle of this year. In the US, Siemens has partnered with Accelera ted Networks to supply Michigan-based provider Coast to Coast Telecommunications with a complete voice and data service package. As currently scheduled, the $50 M effort envisages in excess of 50 Coast to Coast locations being equipped with Siemens [TransXpress.sup.TM] multiplexers and Fastlink digital loop carriers together with Accelerated Network's AN-3200 DSL and T1 concentrators during the next 12 months. In addition, Accelerated Networks is supplying integrated access devices for installation at customer locations. So configured, the Coast to Coast network is expected to offer local and long distance telephone calls, Internet services, high speed corporate access, conference calling and virtual private networking in a single access facility.

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Publication:Microwave Journal
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2000
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