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Teleglobe To Launch Services in Germany

Global carrier Teleglobe announced Monday its intention to offer data, Internet and voice services to businesses in Germany in the second quarter of this year.

Already serving German ISPs and telecommunications carriers, Teleglobe says the move reflects its strong growth in the German market where it is the third largest carrier of outgoing international voice traffic.

Paolo Colombi, vice president, GlobeCity Enterprises, Teleglobe, said business customers would soon be able get the same benefits of cost-savings and route diversity, currently enjoyed by local carrier and ISP customers.

"Teleglobe will continue its aggressive expansion in Central Europe as we offer direct access to our network through our GlobeCity access node and through the continued deployment of our GlobeSystem Europe network," said Colombi.

Teleglobe's new European ring, part of its GlobeSystem network, links Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Mannheim, Nancy, Paris, Rotterdam, Strasbourg and Vienna to its global broadband network.

For ISPs, content providers and carriers, Teleglobe offers very substantial capacity, suitable for broadband use. It sells its capacity at wavelength and multiple STM-1 levels of 2.5/10 Gigabits per second and 155 Megabits per second respectively.

Colombi went on to say that demand for Internet broadband services is growing at an exponential rate, with Teleglobe seeing its Internet-related revenues up by 120 per cent in the past year and its customer based doubled.

To meet the needs of customers, Colombi said providers need to deliver Internet services tailored to specific applications -- and even to specific industry sectors -- rather than merely make bandwidth greater.

The growth of the Internet in Germany is set to continue, according to telecommunications analysts Ovum. Currently numbering around 11.8 million, the number of German Internet users will be around 47.6 million in 2005.



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