Rus News Journal

AT &T the American firm has opened the educational centre in Petersburg

undertook to train engineers in Russia

the Largest world manufacturers of the telecommunication equipment consider
the Russian market of communication facilities rather perspective. To it testify,
in particular, intensive support which to company AT &T (USA) and Alcatel
(France) render to the Russian experts in operation telephone
stations. Yesterday joint venture AT &T of St Petersburg solemnly
has opened in St.-Petersburg the firm educational centre - the first in East
to Europe. In it the engineers serving telephone
stations of firm in the CIS countries will be trained free of charge. Intentions to open in Petersburg an educational class
has declared recently and Alcatel.

Joint venture AT &T of St Petersburg is created in 1992 Dutch
branch AT &T and scientifically - manufacturing enterprise the Long-distance communication ;
specialises in area of communication systems. The share of the Dutch branch in authorised
joint venture fund makes 68 %.

On the communication which have taken place at the Leningrad electrotechnical institute (LEIS)
centre opening ceremonies the operating director of joint venture Tone
Dibbits (Ton Dibbits) has noticed that the skill level technical
experts of the CIS and Baltic quite corresponds to their skill level
the western colleagues. However thus there is a requirement in special
to preparation. In the educational centre which has opened in LEIS, engineers will pass free
training on operation of concrete updatings of telephone exchanges AT &T,
which are already established in many cities of Commonwealth.
According to representatives AT &T, the Leningrad electrotechnical institute
communications has unique for the CIS educational base. The basic competitor AT &T
of St Petersburg in Severo - the Western region firm Alcatel BSR - Alcatel
plans to open this year an educational class on the basis of the same institute.

phone of educational centre AT &T: (812 315 - 32 - 27.