Global Crossing Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda) began transmitting voice and data communications through

July 1, 1998

Global Crossing Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda) began transmitting voice and data communications through its Atlantic Crossing (AC-1) undersea fiber-optic system, which links the United States and the United Kingdom. Service to Germany is expected in November. In addition, Global Crossing and its Japanese partners, Marubeni Corp. and kdd-scs, announced completion of financing for construction of an ultrahigh-capacity, digital fiber-optic cable linking the United States and Japan. The project, called Pacific Crossing (PC-1), is planned to begin initial service in the first quarter of 2000. The contract for supplying the 21,000-km fiber-optic cable was awarded to Tyco Submarine Systems Ltd. (Morristown, NJ), a subsidiary of Tyco International Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda). Global Crossing also signed with Tyco to begin construction of its Pan-American Crossing (pac) cable, connecting California, Mexico, and Panama. pac will also be networked together with PC-1 and Mid-Atlantic Crossing (mac), which connects the eastern United States, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Panama.

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