Telefonica Moviles Mexico to expand network capacity through $3.5 million agreement with Marconi

August 12, 2002--Marconi announced a $3.5 million contract to support the network growth plans of Telefonica Moviles Mexico, a subsidiary of Telefonica, the largest telecom operator in Latin America.

Marconi announced a $3.5 million contract to support the network growth plans of Telefonica Moviles Mexico, a subsidiary of Telefonica, the largest telecom operator in Latin America.

The solution, comprised of Marconi's Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) optical multiplexers and power platforms, is being deployed to support the expected subscriber growth for Telefonica Moviles Mexico in 2002. Marconi has been an incumbent supplier to Telefonica for four years and during that time, Telefonica has purchased 100% of their optical and power equipment from Marconi.

Under this latest agreement, Marconi will provide its MSH41c, SDH - STM4 optical multiplexers and its Vortex power systems, which will power the SDH equipment that carries the network traffic.

"Marconi has built an important relationship as a trusted supplier to Telefonica over the years," said Armando Cuesta, executive vice president for Marconi in Latin America. "To provide the best solution for Telefonica, Marconi acted as a communications consultant, taking into account their growth plans and their overall vision for their business."

For more information about Marconi plc (London), view the company's website at www.marconi.com.

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