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Turnkey Network Opens the Door for Alcatel in Nigeria

In order to unlock the vast potential of the African market, Globacom, the second national carrier of Nigeria, has awarded Alcatel a major global frame contract, with an initial order of 675 M, for the supply of a nation-wide turnkey mobile and fixed telecommunications network, including microwave routes. The...
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Siemens and Tele2 in Russian Federation

Marrying the skills of two leading companies, the Sweden-based telecom operator Tele2 AB has awarded Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (Siemens mobile) the contract to build its GSM 1800 network throughout the Russian Federation. As per the agreement, Siemens mobile will provide the switching network, radio base stations...
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Dual-band WLAN Pioneer Crosses Frontiers

Demonstrating that technical development knows no boundaries, Synad, the fabless WLAN System-on-Chip company, has begun an international expansion programme with the opening of new offices in Asia, Europe and the US. The company has moved into a new 10,000 ft2 headquarters and engineering facility in Reading, UK, which will...
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AMS Attains Pole Position in Race for Defence Contract

In a move to strengthen the Polish Air Defence, AMS has been awarded a contract by the NATO Agency NC3A to supply three air defence three-dimensional radar systems (RAT31DL). The contract, which is valued at approximately Û35 M, was won as the result of an open competitive tender. It...
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Radar Antenna Faces Tough Test in Australia

Northrop Grumman Corp. has begun structural testing of the antenna for its Multirole Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar, which the company is producing under contract to The Boeing Co. for the Australian Defence Force's Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft. The antenna is an innovative aperture that provides...
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IEEE 802.20 Will Set Data Rates Above 1 Mbps for Mobile Users

Mobile broadband wireless access (MBWA) for computers, personal digital assistants and other battery-powered devices is to take a major step forward. The next two years will see a standard developed at the IEEE to create an air-interface that delivers service levels to mobile users traveling at speed as great...
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Commerce Dept. Announces Plans for Modernization of Technology Agencies

US Secretary of Commerce, Don Evans, announced that he will propose to modernize the structure for the Department's formulation of technology and telecommunications policy. The new structure will combine the Technology Administration (TA), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the e-commerce policy functions of the International Trade...
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Wireless LAN's Future Established as Big Tech and Telecom Companies Enter the Market

The wireless LAN (WLAN) industry is experiencing tremendous growth aided by lower pricing points and standardization of the technology. Allied Business Intelligence (ABI) believes that this growth will continue to accelerate, as multi-billion dollar technology and telecommunications companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Dell, AT&T and IBM, to name a...
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Harris Corp.'s Weather and Radar Processor System in Use by Controllers

Air traffic controllers at the nation's 21 FAA air route traffic control centers (ARTCCs) now can view real-time, graphical weather data at their stations, using the weather and radar processor (WARP) system. WARP, developed for the FAA by Harris Corp., provides advanced NEXRAD weather data directly to the displays...
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Raytheon Awarded Additional $43 M for AMRAAM Lot 16 Production

Raytheon Co. has been awarded a $43.2 M firm-fixed price contract modification to produce an additional 142 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM). This is the third additional order for missiles in the Lot 16 contract, which brings the total number of missiles ordered in Lot 16 to 916,...
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