|February 01, 2000|
TELEGLOBE OFFERS ASIA PACIFIC CARRIERS, ISPS AND ICPS HIGH SPEED BANDWIDTHH SERVICES ON CHINA-US CABLE NETWORK
|Teleglobe Enables Customers to Satisfy the Growing Demand for Internet and Data Services...|
Teleglobe today announced that it is using its newly available capacity in the China-U.S. cable network to help meet the critical shortage of broadband capacity in the Asia Pacific. Teleglobe is offering Carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Internet Content Providers in the region high-speed bandwidth serviceson the new China-U.S. cable network - the first undersea telecommunications cable directly linking the United States to China and other Asian-Pacific Rim countries and regions.
Available immediately, capacity on the China-U.S. cable is being offered at speeds up to multiple STM-1 (155 Megabits per second) levels. With ownership in over 100 undersea fiber optic cable systems, nearly 25 of which are in the Asia Pacific, Teleglobe operates one of the world's most extensive broadband fiber networks, providing its customers with cost-effective intercontinental connectivity. Teleglobe's capacity in the China-U.S. cable is part of its strategic GlobeSystem(sm) initiative.
The announcement was made at PTC2000, a gathering of leading telecommunications carriers from the Asia Pacific region and United States, currently underway.
"As a primary investor in the China-US network, Teleglobe is uniquely positioned to offer high capacity bandwidth on this new cable system. This new link between North America and China is critical as telecommunications providers on both sides of the Pacific prepare to meet the burgeoning data communications demands of the Pacific Rim in the 21st century," said John Cahill, president, Teleglobe International. "Investments such as these enable Teleglobe to extend its global reach and increase its broadband capacity, thus reinforcing our leadership position."
The Asia Pacific region is seeing a sharp increase in the demand for capacity to support data communications services. According to the Yankee Group, the number of Internet users in the Asia Pacific region is growing at a compounded annual growth rate of 38.1%. The company expects approximately 374.4 million users by year-end 2005, up from over 39 million in 1998.
With Teleglobe's high-speed transmission services, customers can obtain low-cost capacity without having to make expensive capital investments in fiber cable systems. Teleglobe will provide its customers with flexible capacity purchase options, ranging from short to long-term leases. Teleglobe's flexible arrangements will allow customers to obtain optimum capacity uniquely suited to their specific network requirements.