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TyCom ahead of schedule

Sun, 02/25/2001 - 7:00pm
Karen Kessler-Tanaka

TyCom 's transatlantic portion of the TyCom Global Network (TGN), scheduled to be placed in service in July 2001, will reach increased capacity sooner than expected and able to meet demand for larger bandwidth increments, including wavelengths.

The upgrade to 560 gigabits per second, which will double initial capacity, will be in place by the first half of 2002, approximately one year ahead of schedule. The ultimate capacity of TyCom Transatlantic is 2.56 terabits per second.

According to TyCom, the network is planned to be an extensive and technologically advanced undersea fiber optic network. Phase 1 of the TyCom Global Network is designed to offer multi-terabit capacity that can upgrade to a maximum of 7.68 terabits per second, span approximately 70,000 undersea kilometers and connect 30 major cities around the globe.

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