TYCO’S GRAND PLAN INCLUDES COMPLETION OF A MASSIVE UNDERSEA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK BY 2002
Tyco Intl. Ltd. has announced that its undersea fiber-optics business will design, build, operate and maintain its own global undersea fiber-optic communications network. Upon its completion, the system, to be known as the TyCom Global Network(tm) (TGN), will be the largest and most advanced global undersea telecommunications fiber-optic network. Phase 1 of TGN will offer a minimum capacity of 2.56 terabits over a fully integrated system that will span more than 85,000 undersea kilometers and connect 25 major telecommunications cities around the world. It is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2002. Tyco is a diversified manufacturing and service company, and is the world’s largest manufacturer, installer and provider of fire protection systems and electronic security services.
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