Bosnia-Herzegovina's BH Telecom deploys Marconi's multiservice optical platform

October 20, 2005 Backnang, Germany -- Marconi today announced that BH Telecom, the largest operator in Bosnia-Herzegovina to provide fixed, mobile, and data services, has upgraded its core network by introducing Marconi's next generation multiservice optical platform, the OMS1664.

October 20, 2005 Backnang, Germany -- Marconi today announced that BH Telecom, the largest operator in Bosnia-Herzegovina to provide fixed, mobile, and data services, has upgraded its core network by introducing Marconi's next generation multiservice optical platform, the OMS1664.

According to a press release, the upgrade is allowing the operator to seamlessly support increasing levels of voice and data traffic alongside other broadband services, while substantially reducing operating costs and increasing the flexibility of its network.

"Since we started our major roll-out of ADSL services back in 2003, we have remained committed to providing innovative broadband services to our customers, using leading edge technology," comments Ibrahim Klouder, acting director of BH Telecom. "We selected Marconi's platform as it is specifically designed for a market with increasing demand for data services, and allows us to deliver voice, video, and data services over a single network. The OMS1664 has been tested within our network, and we are fully satisfied with its performance."

Marconi's ServiceOn network management system will manage the platform, with the vendor also providing installation and commissioning services.

"This contract with BH Telecom builds on our recent success in Central and Eastern Europe," says Dr. Stefan Kindt, managing director of Marconi Communications. "The market is hungry for state-of-the-art technology capable of supporting growing customer demand for new data services, and the OMS1664 enables operators to rapidly and efficiently deliver multiple data services across the entire network."

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