Sonus Networks Inc (Nasdaq:SONS), a provider of next-generation IP-based network solutions, has been selected by Newtel Essence to provide its NBS5200 and GSX9000 as the backbone of its enterprise offering.
Newtel Essence, which delivers services and added-value offerings to enterprises, is the enterprise arm of KPN, a major telecommunications, Internet, TV and ICT service provider in the Netherlands.
Newtel will allow the number of telemetry sites to be expanded, with the likelihood that new gauges will be installed on smaller waterways which themselves can cause local flooding or quickly add to the volume of water in main rivers during severe weather.
The sites can be interrogated by the Newtel computer and data is fed immediately into the national flood forecasting system.
Newtel is the largest indepen- dent internet service provider and telecoms company in the Channel Islands and has business and residential customers.
Andrew Elston, operations manager at Newtel Solutions, said, 'The new network needs to be highly resilient and flexible to meet the expectations of our demanding business and resi- dential customers.
The third highest bid of$1.070bn was submitted by the Newtel consortium.
Newtel, the third highest bidder, expected to be invited to open negotiation with BPE, but it wasn't.
Bruncor is the parent company of NBTel, New Brunswick's long-standing telecommunications carrier, now part of the newly-formed Aliant, with Island Tel, MTT and NewTel
. Bruncor's product lines are divided into core business and near core businesses.
The attempted merger of the Norwegian telecom operator Telenor and Sweden's Telia and the dissolution of the new company "Newtel
" has resulted in costs of up to NOK500m according to preliminary figures.
William Steeves' main role at present is to successfully conclude the integration of four Maritime telecommunications companies - Bruncor, Island Tel, MT&T and NewTel
, which recently merged to form Aliant.
Sweden`s Telia and Norway`s Telenor are due to commence their merged operations under the name Newtel
AB from 1 January 2000 with an IPO being planned for April.