New World Networks and Siemens link Caribbean region with fiber optic cable network

February 25, 2002

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SOMERSET, N.J., and MUNICH -- The completion and commercial availability of ARCOS (Americas Region Caribbean Optical-Ring System), the fiber optic cable network, primarily owned by New World Network, marks the dawn of a new age of communication in the Caribbean region. As the broadband transmission network goes into operation, the region's growing demand for bandwidth can be met for the first time. New services, like Fast Internet, will contribute to the economic development in the region. Siemens IC Networks played the key role in the realization of ARCOS as the major supplier of equipment used in the implementation of the network.

The ARCOS ring links 24 landing points in 15 countries within South, Central, and North America and extends for a total length of 8,600 km around the Caribbean. “The new communications applications supported via ARCOS contributes significantly to the economic development and future prosperity of the regions it interconnects," said Helmut Bader, Chairman of the ARCOS Procurement Implementation Group.

Siemens AGNew World Network Ltd.

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