Internet connectivity boost for Balkans

10 July 2002 -- DNS Europe has been awarded a contract by Telekom Srpske (Serbia) for the delivery of International Internet connectivity and implementation of the forthcoming ISP, Internet Telekom Srpske.

10 July 2002 -- DNS Europe has been awarded a contract by Telekom Srpske (Serbia) for the delivery of International Internet connectivity and implementation of the forthcoming ISP, Internet Telekom Srpske.

The deal, which will help in driving Internet capabilities across Bosnia-Herzegovina, was officially signed yesterday in Banja Luka at a ceremony attended by a number of high-ranking officials and senior executives from regional telecoms companies. Attendees included Prime Minister Ivanic, Republic of Srpske and Minister Dokic, Ministry of Communications, Republic of Srpske.

Over the next five years, DNS Europe will play a consultancy role in providing implementation, training and support services for technical, sales and marketing activities for setting up the new domestic ISP, Internet Telekom Srpske.

BT Ignite will provide an STM-1 port into its POP (Point of Presence) in Vienna, and DNS Europe will link to the port through an access line via Telecom Austria. The connection will offer dedicated bandwidth of up to 155Mbit/s, through BT Ignite's fully managed Internet Backbone Service, making it the strongest of its kind in the region.

Stephen Hurford, marketing director, DNS Europe, said: "This contract represents a significant opportunity for both BT and DNS Europe to be instrumental in rapidly developing the Internet throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina with the full backing of Telekom Srpske."

Sandra Black, head of European Sales, BT Ignite Carrier Services, said: "This is a turbulent time for the telecoms market and with our financial strength and stability, we are in an excellent position to supply DNS Europe and Telekom Srpske with the reliable service they need."

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