Nexans wins a 15 million Euro contract for the supply of fibre optic and copper cables to Atlas Telecom Network Romania

Nexans has been awarded acontract by Atlas Telecom Network Romania

Paris, June 21, 2005 - Nexans has been awarded a 15 million Euro contract by Atlas Telecom Network Romania, a private Romanian telecom operator, for the supply of 2,300 km of fiber optic (FO) cables and approximately 6,000 km of copper telecom cables.

IMAGE:1:left Atlas Telecom Network Romania is developing a project for 20 important cities in Romania, including the capital Bucharest, to provide data and voice services, based on DECT* technology. For this project, Nexans will deliver ADSS (All Dielectric Self Supporting) FO cables and copper telecom cables for xDSL applications.

The Group's technical solution supports VDSL applications with demonstrated performances and should also cover future applications.

Yvon Raak, Executive Vice President, Nexans' Europe said: "3 years ago, Atlas Telecom Network Romania developed a pilot project in Oradea, based on DECT technology, where Nexans supplied FO and copper telecom cables, as well as the accessories. We are delighted to work on a new project with this operator. Our Group's proven competence in copper and FO cables has permitted us develop new solutions, in a very short timeframe, specifically adapted to this project."

(*) Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication

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About Nexans

Nexans is the worldwide leader in the cable industry. The Group brings an extensive range of advanced copper and optical fiber cable solutions to the infrastructure, industry and building markets. Nexans cables and cabling systems can be found in every area of people's lives, from telecommunications and energy networks, to aeronautics, aerospace, automobile, railways, building, petrochemical, medical applications, etc. With an industrial presence in 29 countries and commercial activities in 65 countries, Nexans employs 20,000 people and had sales in 2004 of euros 4.9 billion. Nexans is listed on the Paris stock exchange. More information on

About Atlas Telecom Network Romania

Atlas Telecom Network Romania is a privately telecom operator, developing innovative technologies to provide carrier-class fixed and mobility services to residential and business customers, including a full range of value-added broadband data services. Atlas Telecom Network Romania is a part of Atlas Group of Companies, an established international telecom company with a diverse portfolio of services from telecommunications and interactive solutions to defense, offered in over 70 countries.