The German division of mobile group mmO2 has chosen UK telecoms equipment maker Marconi to provide it with the transmission network necessary for the introduction of its 3G service.
O2 Germany has commissioned Marconi with a four-year contract. The company expects to have its 3G services up and running during 2003. Marconi will supply O2 with its Marconi Digital Radio System (MDRS), a point-to-point microwave radio system family for short-haul and long-haul applications. Using this it will deliver bandwidth for access, feeder and back-haul applications.
Karl-Wilhelm Rohrsen, CTO of O2 Germany says, Marconi was able to prove that they have the right technology to meet our roll out requirements and builds on our long-term partnership with Marconi.
Troubled Marconi hopes that it will soon become a major contender for other 3G supply contracts in Europe, through building long-term customer relationships and by providing reliable, proven transmission networks.