12/04/2000

Net Insight signs significant order with Metrocom to deploy DTM technology in St. Petersburg

Metrocom is a member of the MirTelecom Association, which consists of five operators in Russia. Metrocom provides bandwidth services to a number of international service providers in St.Petersburg, including Sonera, Telia and AT&T among others. The initial configuration comprises of one central Nimbra One switch equipped with Ethernet and E1 modules and five Nimbra 220 access switches, which will be placed in the premises of a large bank in St.Petersburg. Metrocom has an option to purchase five Nimbra One switches and ten Nimbra 220 access switches within the terms of the agreement.

"With Net Insight's Nimbra products, we can offer our rapidly growing customer base simply better services more cost-efficiently. Security assurances in a DTM network, as well as the ability to provide Quality of Service, make the solution especially well suited for the more demanding customers. This is a strategic investment for competitiveness," said Ravil Khalikov, General Manager of Metrocom. "The advanced features and high cost-efficiency facilitates our efforts to be the number-one choice for our customers in the area of St.Petersburg."

"Over 2000 kilometers of fiber is being deployed each month in Russia, making it an enormous market opportunity for us. We are very pleased to have established a close relationship with one of the leading service providers in that marketplace," said Bengt Olsson, CEO of Net Insight.

The network is scheduled for initial deployment during this summer, with commercial services to be launched towards the end of the year. In conjunction with this agreement, Net Insight and Metrocom agree to aim for certification of Net Insight's Nimbra products in Russia.