Cable & Wireless and TELUS to provide global IP connectivity services in Canadian market

Dec. 3, 2001--Global telecommunications group Cable & Wireless and Toronto-based telecommunications company TELUS Corp. today announced an agreement to offer Canadian businesses high speed dedicated Internet connectivity services via Cable & Wireless' global Internet-protocol (IP) network.

Global telecommunications group Cable & Wireless and Toronto-based telecommunications company TELUS Corp. today announced an agreement to offer Canadian businesses high speed dedicated Internet connectivity services via Cable & Wireless' global Internet-protocol (IP) network.

Per the agreement, TELUS becomes the exclusive reseller for Cable & Wireless' global.net service in Canada. To provide this service, Cable & Wireless has extended its global IP network into Canada with the opening of a new network node in Toronto. The new Toronto node is connected into the US via fully redundant links to Chicago and New York. The cross-border transmission links are supplied by TELUS.

"TELUS is a leading provider of data and IP solutions in Canada, and our complementary strategies make Cable & Wireless and TELUS ideal partners," contends Andrew McGrath, president, Service Providers, Cable & Wireless. "This announcement builds on Cable & Wireless' strategy to increase the global reach of our services by extending further into the North American market to offer Canadian businesses dedicated, global Internet connectivity services," he adds.

For more information about Cable & Wireless, headquartered in Vienna, VA, visit the company's Web site at www.cw.com.

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