360networks Goes to Singapore

VANCOUVER and SINGAPORE -- 360networks today announced it has been granted a license to own and operate telecommunications infrastructure in Singapore, a major telecommunications hub in the Asia-Pacific region. The license is the first of six that 360networks plans to obtain in Asia this year.

By the end of this year, 360networks will offer colocation services in combination with optical and IP services on 360asia, an undersea network it is developing jointly with C2C - a subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications. Operating independently of C2C, 360asia will offer total system capacity of 1.92 terabits per second and link Singapore with Hong Kong, China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. By mid-2002, 360asia will connect with 360pacific, a transpacific undersea network that will span 22,000 kilometers (13,600 miles) and link Japan, the United States and Canada.

“This is an important step to becoming a leading provider of network services in the Asia-Pacific region,” said John Tull, president of 360networks’ Asia division. “There is tremendous demand for broadband capacity between Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo, as well as connectivity between these hubs and North America.”

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