Chinese Electric Utility Purchases Telecom System
The Northwest Power Group, which provides electricity for the northwest portion of the People`s Republic of China, plans to purchase a digital microwave-radio system from Harris Corp. The new system will transmit telecommunications signals including data, voice and video. Northwest Power Group plans to utilize the system to continue its expansion in the northwest region.
The digital microwave radio, Quadralink, utilizes very large-scale integration and technology for enhanced reliability, low power consumption and reduced radio size. Northwest Power Group already owns over 100 Quadralink terminals. China is the largest and fastest growing market for telecommunications systems in the world, according to recent government and industry surveys. With a population of more than 1.2 billion people, China has plans to greatly expand its telecommunications services during the coming decade.
The recently ordered system will be supplied by Harris Farion`s plant in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The purchase is being financed by the Canadian Export Development Corp., which encourages Canadian companies to export products overseas. Northwest Power Group is being represented by China Resources National Corp., an import/export company that acts as a licensed intermediary for outside companies doing business in China.