PORTUGAL: Kapsch CarrierCom Chief Executive Kari Kapsch officially opened the company's branch office in Lisboa on October 22, saying it would provide the Austrian firm with a base to 'address key target markets in Africa, South America and the Arabic regions'. The office has eight staff.

Kapsch CarrierCom acquired part of the railway division of Portuguese technology supplier NEC earlier in the year, enabling it to expand its portfolio to include cab radios.

'Portugal is an interesting market for Kapsch, for railway communications as well as for our services in the telecommunications field, and it has high growth potential', said Kapsch.