Nera wins two new earth station contracts

The Norwegian company Nera has won one contract with a telecom operator in Singapore and another contract with Hellenic Telecom Organisation (OTE) in Greece to deliver land earth stations.The two contracts have a combined value of NOK 50 million. Nera has for a number of years been a supplier of land earth stations to Singapore, and the new contract is for the provision of Nera's latest generation technology for land-, mobile-, voice and data communication via satellite. OTE is the Greek national telecommunication provider. The contract awarded to Nera is for the upgrade of an existing land earth station to the latest generation technology for voice and data communication, as well as equipment for transmittal of data packets and providing internet accesses via satellite. The contract represents a continuation of a longstanding and close co-operation between the companies which started in the early eighties when Nera delivered a first generation maritime land earth station for Inmarsat A system to OTE. Both contracts will be carried out in 2001 and 2002.