Marconi Communications, formerly GPT, is to supply #400 million worth of synchronous digital hierachy (SDH) technology to BT, in a bid to propel its network into the multimedia age.
The three-year deal is in addition to the supply of broadband equipment, which claims to quadruple data capacity. The tools include multiservice platform edge switches, and ATM core switches.
BT predicts the multimedia traffic volume will equal telephone calls by 2003.
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