Marconi expands supply agreement with Ericsson

6 June 2002 -- Marconi has signed an expanded agreement with Ericsson to source Marconi's range of DWDM next-generation optical networking equipment.

6 June 2002 -- Building on their existing 1995 agreement on SDH equipment, London-based Marconi has signed an expanded agreement with Ericsson to source Marconi's range of DWDM next-generation optical networking equipment.

The expanded agreement ensures integrated, end-to-end optical network solutions for Ericsson's mobile and fixed multi-service customers worldwide, as well as an evolution path to future intelligent DWDM networks while leveraging customers' existing SDH investments.

Ericsson will also provide comprehensive global services to its optical network customers, including network management solutions developed in-house.

"Our very successful partnership with Ericsson over the last six years has created a strong foundation on which to expand our future market strategy for Marconi DWDM," said Marconi's CEO Mike Parton. "This agreement will also provide Ericsson with a strong technology proposition to enable their customers to evolve their optical networks."

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