Telstra awards Marconi sole supply contract for next-generation transport network

June 23, 2004

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SYDNEY -- Marconi Corporation plc's Australian subsidiary has won a competitive tender to supply Telstra with its transport network equipment.

Under the frame contract, Marconi will provide the carrier's 2.5GB transport network requirements through the provision of SDH, WDM, CWDM, Radio and next-generation SDH requirements (Multi Service Provisioning Platform - MSPP). The enhancements to the Telstra network will cover its access layer, core transport layer, its metropolitan and regional networks, and associated network management systems.

"This is a major win for Marconi and we are delighted to be helping Telstra to continue to expand its core network and migrate to next generation data-enabled platforms," said Marconi Chief Executive Mike Parton. "We believe this win supports Marconi's multiservice next-generation network strategy, offering carriers an evolutionary path to handle the growth in data traffic volumes."

Telstra's Managing Director of Data & Online, Andrew Johnson, said: "The contract with Marconi will enable Telstra to continue to grow and expand its existing SDH and WDM networks, and deploy a greater penetration of next-generation SDH features and capabilities."

Marconi Corp. plc

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