Attika telecommunications ring in co-operation
with INTRACOM was the first opportunity for R&M
to show its high competence for passive fiber-optic
As a result, the R&M “fiber-optic compact
module” mounted into the 19” interface rack Foccos”
was put into service in August 1993. Thanks to
this successful and reliable installation, R&M
was able to strengthen its market position.
INTRACOM signed OTE
INTRACOM had signed a 800-million USD OTE
Frame Agreement for the next five years. It included
the production and installation of 1,500,000 digital
lines, hardware, software, parts and services.
It also included ISDN services, signalling systems,
upgrading of existing operating systems, new subscriber
services, intelligent network applications, network
and subscriber management systems, SDH fiber optics
systems, radio networks, 800,000 urban network
access lines, rural subscriber radio systems,
wide-band networks and other telecommunication
supplies and services.
INTRACOM is the leader in the telecommunications
equipment and telematics systems industry in Greece
with a significant international presence.
It was established in 1977. The company is the
main supplier to the Greek Telecommunications
Organization, OTE. INTRACOM’s product portfolio
• Digital Switches
• Network Management Systems
• Secure Communications Systems
• Radio and Pair Gain Systems
• Terminal Equipment
• Defence Electronics
• Energy Control Systems
Having grown with an average annual rate of 67.2%
over the last five years, INTRACOM has been ranked
70th among the 12,000 fastest growing companies
in 25 countries in a “Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
International” study for the World Link review
of the Davos World Economic Forum.
First opportunity for
“Unique” is the key word, which identifies the
largest telecom project implemented in Greece,
namely, the Attika Ring Network. Its uniqueness
stems not just from its size and completeness,
but mainly from the fact that through the use
of the most advanced switching, transmission and
network management equipment it upgraded the existing
R&M products used
Within that frame agreement R&M supplied for
the first time the compact distributor system
“VS Compact”. According to the project team of
INTRACOM they had chosen “VS Compact” for the
• Wire-cutting function in all the connection
modules, no special tools are needed. The result
is another reduction in maintenance cost.
• Uninterrupted switching, which results
in extremely short switching times.
• Maintenance and testing possible without
having to remove protection (permanent protection).
• Maximum reliability and durability (gold-plated
disconnection contact) for long service life.
• Complies with Cat. 5 with ”Booster Print”
for partial upgrading of the distribution system.
• Modular and flexible extension with mounting
profiles can be expanded at low cost.
R&M has additionally succeeded in supplying
the OptoCon 24 fiber-optic subscriber termination
box, the compact way to terminate fibres, thanks
to the following features:
• Protected against unauthorised access
• Compact design for 24 fiber-optic terminations
• Individual pigtail tension relief
• Large working reserve
• Convenient splicing on worktable or with
tray turned out
Within this project the OptoCon 24 solution is
used for the fiber-optic terminations within the
R&M benefits from INTRACOM’s activities
The implementation of OTE’s investment plan, through
the INTRACOM frame agreement, fundamentally improved
the digitalisation rate of the national network,
from 47%, to almost 100% by the year 2000.
Thanks to the implementation of VS Compact and
OptoCon 24 within the fast-track project, R&M
can benefit in the near future from INTRACOM’s
activities within Germany, Belgium, Cyprus, Russia,
Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and the USA.