Alcatel (Paris) and Fujitsu Ltd. (Tokyo) were awarded the supply contract for the $800 million

Dec. 1, 1998

Alcatel (Paris) and Fujitsu Ltd. (Tokyo) were awarded the supply contract for the $800 million transpacific Southern Cross Cable Network being constructed between Australia, Asia, and the United States. The contract, signed in Wellington, New Zealand, was awarded by the network sponsors, Telecom New Zealand, Optus (Somerset, NJ), and WorldCom International (Jackson, MS). Alcatel and Fujitsu will supply undersea electronics, cable, and equipment for the 29,000-km project, scheduled for completion in 2000.

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