2014

FLAG Telecom Sees 500% Surge in Orders for TransB-Atlantic Wavelength Capacity

    LONDON, September 14 /PRNewswire/ -- FLAG Telecom, a leading provider of
 network transport and communication services, today confirmed that orders for
 wavelength capacity on its trans-Atlantic optical fibre submarine cable has
 increased by more than 500 per cent quarter on quarter in the first half of
 2005. So far this year FLAG has signed major contracts for additional
 capacity with six international carriers and one global Internet content
 provider.
     Chris Wood, FLAG's VP Marketing, 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 2Mbits/s and beyond to the home. Our
 success in the marketplace stems from the design and deployment of a
 world-class optical fibre network that has demonstrated service quality and
 performance benefits over other competitive systems. This, coupled with close
 control of costs and pricing, has enabled us to offer highly cost-effective
 solutions to our customers and to cement long-term mutually-beneficial
 relationships with them."
     He added, "Over the past seven years capacity demand has increased more
 than 60-fold as services have moved from voice and low-speed data to
 high-speed broadband. Carriers have also been looking to replace capacity on
 older submarine cable systems with capacity on the latest generation of
 optical fibre cables such as ours, FLAG Atlantic-1 (FA-1). This may not yet
 be the market upturn many have been forecasting but it is an encouraging
 migration to quality."
     FLAG Telecom owns and manages an extensive optical fibre network spanning
 four continents and connecting key business markets in Asia, Europe, the
 Middle East and the US. It also owns and operates a low latency global MPLS
 based IP network, which connects most of the world's principal international
 Internet exchanges. FLAG's customer base of more than 180 leading operators
 includes all of the top ten international carriers. FLAG proactively monitors
 network performance levels to deliver industry-leading SLAs and immediately
 switches customer traffic onto diverse paths in the event of any network
 problem or failure. Restoration of protected services is consistently
 achieved faster than on competitive systems, particularly where FLAG also
 owns and staffs the cable landing stations, as is the case with FA-1.
     FLAG's cable network spans the globe and the company has an acknowledged
 reputation for a centralised end to end network management underpinned by
 exceptional quality and service support.
     About FLAG Telecom
     FLAG Telecom, a Reliance Infocomm company, has an established customer
 base of more than 180 leading operators, including all of the top ten
 international carriers. FLAG owns and manages an extensive optical fibre
 network spanning four continents and connecting key business markets in Asia,
 Europe, the Middle East and the USA. FLAG also owns and operates a low
 latency global MPLS based IP network, which connects most of the world's
 principal international Internet exchanges. FLAG offers a focused range of
 global products, including global bandwidth, IP, Internet, Ethernet and
 Co-location services. In the first international acquisition by the Reliance
 Group, FLAG Telecom became a Reliance Infocomm company on 12 January 2004.
 Recent news releases and further information are on FLAG Telecom's website
 at: www.flagtelecom.com.
     About Reliance Infocomm
     Reliance Infocomm Ltd., an Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Enterprises group
 company, is India's largest private information and communications services
 provider, with a subscriber base of over 12 million. Reliance Infocomm has
 established a pan-India, high-capacity, integrated (wireless and wireline),
 convergent (voice, data and video) digital network, to offer services
 spanning the entire Infocomm value chain.
     The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Enterprises group, is a member of the Reliance
 Group, founded by Shri Dhirubhai H. Ambani (1932-2002). www.relianceinfo.com
     Forward-looking Statements
     Statements contained in this Press Release that are not historical facts
 may be "forward-looking" statements as the term is defined in the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. To identify these forward-looking
 statements look for words like "believes", "expects", "may", "will",
 "should", "seeks", "intends", "plans", "projects", "estimates", or
 "anticipates" and similar words and phrases. These, and all forward-looking
 statements, are based on current expectations and necessarily are subject to
 risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially
 from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors which include,
 but are not limited to, our ability to achieve our objectives, to maintain
 the quality and reliability of our network and to guarantee that FALCON will
 enter service within the expected time frame and whether it will achieve its
 stated objectives. We caution readers not to rely on forward-looking
 statements, and we disclaim any intent or obligation to update these
 forward-looking statements.
 
 

SOURCE FLAG Telecom

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