The GTS fiber pair purchase is a separate transaction from the FA-1
joint venture agreement.
Fully funded, FA-1
is a 14,500km fiberoptic dual cable loop system with a six-fiber pair configuration, 10Gbps technology and a maximum 40 wavelengths of light per fiber pair.
FLAG Telecom is building one of the largest and most extensive global networks and FA-1
is a key element in our worldwide plans.
is a six fibre pair, dual cable system offering 4.
is being built as a loop system with three self-healing, high-capacity loops making the system highly resilient with no single point of failure.
is designed to consist of three self-healing, high-capacity loops with twin terrestrial access points connecting seamlessly into other FLAG Telecom networks.
Ed McCormack, COO of FLAG Telecom, said: "Following sales commitments and indications of future demand across this high-traffic route, we have accelerated the timing of the upgrade of our capacity on FA-1
was announced in January 1999 as a joint venture between Global TeleSystems (GTS) and FLAG Telecom.
As a major stakeholder in the project, our support of FA-1
As a major stakeholder in the project, our support for FA-1
Ed McCormack, Director of FLAG Atlantic- 1 and COO and CFO of FLAG Telecom, said: "We are delighted to be able to report that the FA-1
project continues to plan and to budget and is on track to enter commercial service in some six months time.
is being built by FLAG Atlantic Limited, a 50:50 joint venture between GTS and FLAG Telecom.