Network solutions provider Siemens Information and Communication Networks Group on Monday announced that it won a contract worth at least $10.95 million from Singapore Telecommunications. Under the agreement, Siemens will deliver and install its EWSD, which is a Public Switched Telephony Network, as well as its Attane Fastlink, which is a multi-service access system for voice, broadband data and leased line services.
To date, Siemens has installed infrastructure for about 500,000 fixed lines in Singapore. The new contract will mean the installation of another 300,000 lines. A Siemens representative said Siemens will be SingTel's biggest network provider for the island's fixed line infrastructure. As of September 2001, there were approximately 1.9 million fixed lines in the island, according to figures provided by the regulatory Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore.
CNETAsia's Nawaz Marican reported from Singapore.