Telefonica Moviles Mexico to expand network capacity through $3.5M deal with Marconi for SDH optical multiplexers and power platforms

August 12, 2002

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PITTSBURGH -- Marconi (MONI) announced today a $3.5 million contract to support the network growth plans of Telefonica Moviles Mexico, a subsidiary of Telefonica, the largest telecom operator in Latin America. The solution, comprised of Marconi's market-leading synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) optical multiplexers and power platforms, is being deployed to support the expected subscriber growth for Telefonica Moviles Mexico in 2002. Marconi has been an incumbent supplier to Telefonica for four years and during that time, Telefonica has purchased 100% of their optical and power equipment from Marconi."In Marconi, we have found a reliable supplier who can provide numerous products in support of our network expansion plans," said Eduardo Martinelli of Telefonica Moviles Mexico. "We are confident that Marconi will be here to support our needs as our network grows and our subscriber base increases. It is much more efficient for us when one supplier can provide numerous elements of an overall solution."For the agreement announced with Telefonica today, Marconi will provide its MSH41c, SDH - STM4 optical multiplexers and its Vortex power systems, which will power the SDH equipment that carries the network traffic. Marconi is recognized as one of the world's leading providers of SDH solutions and telecommunications power systems."Marconi has built an important relationship as a trusted supplier to Telefonica over the years," said Armando Cuesta, executive vice president for Marconi in Latin America. "To provide the best solution for Telefonica, Marconi acted as a communications consultant, taking into account their growth plans and their overall vision for their business."Telefónica Móviles SAMarconi plc

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