Athens, Greece - 13 May 2008 - INTRACOM TELECOM, a part of SITRONICS Telecom Solutions business division, today confirmed a €40 million agreement with the Syrian Wireless Organization for the deployment of a wireless telecommunications network in Syria.
Under the framework of this contract, INTRACOM TELECOM will build a national wireless network providing public institutions with emergency and disaster communications and a substitute communication network. This turn-key project will employ TETRA technology from the Italian SELEX Communications S.p.A., and is estimated to be completed within 22 months.
Mr. Alexandros Manos, Managing Director of INTRACOM TELECOM, commented: "After a very challenging selection process, INTRACOM TELECOM was awarded by the Syrian Wireless Organization the deployment of this large-scale project. This state-of-the-art network will provide fast, reliable, high-quality and cost-effective telecommunication services across Damascus and numerous provinces of Syria. This project award establishes a key strategic partnership with SWO, further leveraging our potential in the MEA markets and broadening our international business portfolio."
The agreement between the Syrian government's SWO and INTRACOM TELECOM was signed in Damascus before Syria's Communications Minister, Imad Abdul-Ghani Sabbouni, and the Hellenic Foreign Ministry representative.
The Syrian Wireless Organization (SWO) is a governmental entity part of ministry of telecommunication and technology, Established in 2004 for provisioning of wireless services to government and private sector. SWO is responsible for operating the national wide wireless network (TETRA) which is considered one of the most important wireless systems in Syria and containing an integrated emergency subsystem. In addition to that SWO is about to launch the Radio taxi Project which is a trucked system serving the radio taxi companies all over Syria.
SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica Company, is a global supplier of advanced communication, navigation and identification solutions to protect communities, and critical national infrastructure for government, military and civil customers. With over 100 years of experience and driven by a relentless quest for innovation, the Company develops state-of-the-art communications solutions that meet customer requirements and exceed their expectations. Headquartered in Italy and with worldwide offices and facilities, SELEX Communications employs about 4,700 people.
INTRACOM TELECOM is a leading developer and producer of telecommunication systems as well as provider of integrated solutions and professional services to fixed and mobile operators in the EEMEA region. Over 100 customers in more than 50 countries choose INTRACOM TELECOM for its state-of-the-art products and solutions. INTRACOM TELECOM has 2,700 employees, operates subsidiaries in 14 countries and is amongst the largest European companies leading in R&D investments. Since June 2006, INTRACOM TELECOM has been controlled by JSC SITRONICS (Russia) with 51%. JSC SITRONICS is the technology subsidiary of JSFC SISTEMA, the largest consumer services company in Central and Eastern Europe. INTRACOM HOLDINGS Group (Greece) retains a 49% stake.