Demand for FLAG Telecom’s trans-Atlantic capacity soars

15 Sep 2005

FLAG Telecom reports that in the first six months of this year demand for capacity on its trans-Atlantic fibre-optic submarine cable network surged by 500% quarter-on-quarter. The increased demand for capacity is due in large part to FLAG Telecom having signed major new contracts for additional capacity with six international carriers and one global internet content provider. Commenting on the press announcement, FLAG’s vice president of marketing, Chris Wood said: ‘Volume growth has been driven by the increased use of broadband services by businesses and by the deployment of ever faster delivery speeds of 2Mbps and beyond to the home.’

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