Nera has won a $7.1 million contract to build an InterLink high capacity microwave radio network in Costa Rica

June 16, 2004

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BERGEN, Norway -- Nera, the Norwegian telecom provider, has won the contract to build an InterLink High Capacity Microwave Radio Network in Costa Rica. The contract has a value of USD 7.1 million.

This constitutes Nera's second project with Instituto Costarrisence de Electricidad (ICE), Costa Rica's state-owned electricity corporation. The contract significantly improves Nera's market position in Latin-America and Costa Rica. When Nera now returns to Costa Rica the company provides technology and products that are far more sophisticated than the first installations made in the country in the late seventies. Nera has already established an office in San Jose to manage the turn-key project.

ICE is extending and modernizing their network throughout the country with state-of-the-art InterLink technology. The contract includes SDH radios, multiplexers, power supplies, antenna towers and a management system for the installed network. It is anticipated that the network will be completed within 11 months from the start date. The electronic equipment will be installed to maintain communications in the event of seismic events.

As with any contract involving a Costa Rican public body, the bid award is subject to ratification by government authorities before the contract can be signed. Neither Nera nor ICE expects any problems with the ratification.

Among Nera's six contenders for the ICE contract were Alcatel, NEC and ECI, but Nera's bid was deemed the only bid that complied with all the technical and commercial requirements.

Nera Telecommunications Ltd.

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