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New Proposal for the Electronic Protection of the 2004 Olympics

The issue of the 2004 Olympic Games electronic protection, which has reached an impasse, will probably be closed soon, as the US company SAIC submitted an alternative proposal to the Defense Ministry. The problem was that the telecommunications company NOKIA, which took part in the winning SAIC Team consortium, offered a limited guarantee for its products, unlike the other subcontractors. This delayed the project for a month and forced the government to issue an “ultimatum” regarding the terms and conditions of the tender. The composition of the consortium. On Wednesday, SAIC submitted a new composition for its consortium, in which the part concerning the telecommunications networks infrastructure is jointly undertaken by OTE [Greek Telecom] and the US Motorola company, which takes the place of the Finnish company. NOKIA will still be supplying mobile terminal stations for the TETRA system with full guarantee and certificates. The 2004 Security Direction will evaluate the new proposal. If the result is positive, further negotiations will be held to modify the contract, provided there is no surcharge and the old deadlines are met. Full Story

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