Advanced networking solutions provider Marconi has been selected by TransACT Communications to supply high performance communications solutions for their broadband network concept.
TransACT is in the process of rolling out a VDSL network in Australia and the alliance will see Marconi installing the broadband component using it own VDSL products.
While he wouldn't put a specific dollar value on the contract, Tim Geerarts, marketing director for Marconi Australia, says that the deal is worth tens of millions for Marconi.
Marconi's acquisition of Scitec some time ago has enabled them to sell the products direct to the client rather than using outside resellers, in effect offering a complete solution.
Geerarts said that the process of seeking content providers has already begun with the network scheduled to be fully operational in 2001.
The system is based on Marconi's iFXL technology which has already been installed in Spain by Telefonica and throughout Switzerland and Israel.
According to Geerarts, the new VDSL system is designed to offer next generation technologies as well as maximising existing networks. He says this technology allows carriers to deliver a range of high speed services. VDSL does 52Mbps as opposed to ADSL which does about 2-3Mbps, he said.