BT selects Marconi's SoftSwitch and Access Hub to support its migration from PSTN to IP

June 9, 2004

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LONDON -- Marconi Corporation plc has announced that its SoftSwitch has been selected to support BT in its next generation Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) transformation trial. The PSTN transformation is a key strategic component in delivering BT’s 21st CN vision.

BT will use Marconi’s SoftSwitch, combined with its Access Hub working as a multiservice access node (MSAN), to launch voice services to up to 3000 BT customers. The trial is expected to take place from October 2004 through September 2005 and will be used by BT to evaluate ways of transitioning its PSTN infrastructure to a next-generation network architecture in order to deliver a greater customer experience and significant operating expenditure savings.

The trial will provide BT and Marconi with valuable experience of delivering next generation voice services over BT’s IP infrastructure and a solid base for Marconi to participate in BT’s forthcoming 21CN tender process.

Mike Parton, Marconi Chief Executive, said: “BT's decision to use SoftSwitch combined with Access Hub to provide voice services in the 21CN trial is a terrific endorsement of the capabilities of these flagship next-generation Marconi products. Our inclusion in this initial step of BT's 21CN, which we believe will become a global showcase for next-generation networks, further enhances Marconi's reputation as a leading-edge technology company that shares a common vision with its customers."

Marconi Corp. plc

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