Marconi Wins at Telecom Italia

Marconi wins contract to supply connection systems for Telecom Italia's next-generation broadband network infrastructure

February 4, 2003

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ROME -- Telecom Italia has announced the start of work on a major project to build a new broadband network infrastructure for the provision of advanced multimedia services. This move will update telephone exchanges to the latest technologies by gradually replacing current connection systems with new generation equipment.Telecom Italia has awarded Marconi a two-year 80 million euro contract for the work as part of its wide-ranging broadband development investment plan. Marconi will build the new network infrastructure in collaboration with Italtel, which is supplying proprietary switching technology and professional services.Marconi’s proprietary Access Hub technology will make it possible to supply a full range of customer services, including xDSL, traditional telephony and ISDN, and interface with both classic-style telephone exchanges and the latest generation IP-protocol based systems. Marconi equipment forms an integral part of the Access Hub multiservice access platform already in use on the Telecom Italia network.Giorgio Bertolina, Executive Chairman of Marconi Communications S.p.A., made the following statement: “Telecom Italia is making major investments in its access and switching network to supply multimedia and IP services to its customers above and beyond traditional voice services. This will now be possible through our broadband access platform, in tandem with Italtel’s core switching technology. When completed, the new network will enable the telephone company to embark upon a ‘natural’ migration of its customers to ‘triple play’ ADSL service combining voice, data and video, while ensuring broadband Internet service too.”Marconi plcTelecom Italia SpA

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