Romanian operators RCS&RDS and Prime Telecom submitted offers at the tender organised by the Administration Agency of the National Informatics Network for Education and Research (AARNIEC) for the fibre-optic connection of the RoEduNet network (Romanian Education Network) on the Timisoara – Vienna route, writes local publication Profit.ro. The contract was estimated at RON 9.36 million, excluding VAT, and covers 5 years. The future connection’s transport capacity will be 2×100 Gbps, according to the data in the tender specification, according to telecompaper.com.
RoEduNet provides data communication services for research and academic institutions in Romania. Administered by AARNIEC, the network was established by a government decision in 1998. It’s part of the European network for education and research GEANT.
With a turnover of RON 55.97 million, Prime Telecom started operating in 2000 and is one of the last independent players in the local communications market. The company also has its own fibre optic network in several cities of the country, including Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Constanta.