Marconi has announced a series of orders from Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. In Brazil, the optical backbone of Embratel will be expanded using Marconi�s MSH64 high-performance SDH multiplexer, providing 10 Gbits/sec of bandwidth. The solution, worth 5.2 million pounds sterling, completes a ring that links Salvador to Fortaleza and was installed and put into commercial operation within 30 days.
Telcel in Mexico plans to deploy a Marconi optical solution which includes Marconi�s MSH 41c SDH multiplexer and its MAS SDH access platforms. Worth over 6.5 million pounds sterling, the solution will enable Telcel to deploy the transmission infrastructure needed to bring into service additional radio base stations to support its rapidly growing mobile business. Marconi also won contracts from Alextra and Avantel in Mexico. Alestra selected Marconi to supply fixed wireless access with the Marconi Digital Multipoint System in the frequency band of 105 GHz, for local telephony and data in Mexico. The contract is valued at more than 3.1 million pounds sterling. Avantel is also providing an MDMS wireless access solution. Aventel will provide such revenue-generating services as V35, ISDN, dial tone services, and fixed wireless access for voice and data, as a result of the 1.5 million pounds sterling contract.