Friday, February 4, 2005

Siemens Supplies Optical Backbone for Ethiopian Telecom

The state-owned carrier Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has commissioned Siemens Communications to supply an optical backbone for its fixed and mobile network in the north and center of the country. The 2.5 Gbps network, which will span approximately 1,700 km, will be based on Siemens' Surpass hiT 70xx platform. The ETC network will be monitored and controlled by the transport network management system TNMS also being delivered by Siemens to Ethiopia. The contract is valued at EUR 12 million.

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