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Matáv wins Ministry of the Interior tender

Budapest, November 4, 1999

MATÁV has won the tender invited by the Ministry of the Interior and therefore the company will be able to build the data transmission network between the Ministry's service centers and the Document Offices to be established at Mayors' offices. As of the beginning of next year, 152 Document Offices will be brought into operation across the country. MATÁV has been commissioned to set up the data transmission network and to provide services upon it. The company won the service rights through a closed public procurement procedure in which both Pantel and GTS also participated.

The contract for the provision of data transmission network services was signed at the Ministry of the Interior on Thursday by József Lajtár, economic deputy state secretary, György Eiselt, information technology and telecommunications government commissioner and László Győri, Head of Communications Technology Services at the National Police Headquarters (ORFK), representing the Ministry of the Interior, and Elek Straub, company Chairman and CEO, on behalf of MATÁV.

The 152 Document Offices will be brought into operation by December 1st, 1999, with test period set for completion by December 31st. Budapest central Ministry of the Interior institutions will be connected to one another by Matáv's Budapest optical network. The connecting up of the county centers will be ensured by Matáv's multi-purpose link network. The capacity of the network can be continuously expanded in accordance with requirements. The technical status of the data transmission network can be monitored not only by service provider MATÁV, but also by the Communications Service of the Ministry of the Interior through a network monitoring computer terminal to be installed at the user's end.

MATÁV supplies the service to the Ministry of the Interior through its nation-wide managed leased line network (FLEX-COM). More than 6,000 connections are already in operation on the FLEX-COM network. These include those of national bank networks and government institutions.