Orange España awarded 6.2 million Euro telecoms contract by the Municipality of Alcorcón; to include telecare

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MADRID, Jul 10. Orange has been awarded a contract of 6.2 million Euros for the development of the telecommunications network of the municipality of Alcorcón [just south west of Madrid].

The 4-year contract is for the development of a new digital network for the city. This includes fixed voice transmission, data, mobile and Internet for the benefit of Alcorcón’s 170,000 inhabitants.

The Spanish subsidiary of France Telecom said that this contract will facilitate significant savings in the city’s current communications bill. Once in place, the network will be wholly owned by the city council with the Orange as a partner and technology operator.

The new network will connect 77 public buildings in Alcorcón (including 58 offices and 19 local schools) to broadband and provide free wifi access to the Internet at all municipal offices.

In a second phase, the network will incorporate all primary schools, facilitate use of various services such as videoconferencing; video surveillance and intelligent building control; control of traffic lights throughout the city, and provide new technology educational programs and telecare with video, for older people.

Under the agreement, Orange will also provide mobile phone services to 250 employees of the municipality, and 60 data services that will provide access to corporate email on mobile phones.

Source (in Spanish): EuropaPress Orange se adjudica un contrato con el Ayuntamiento de Alcorcón (Madrid) por 6,2 millones