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Broadband services will get a boost from a new high-speed undersea cable network that, by the end of 1998, will link Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, Singapore Telecom Pte. Ltd. has announced.
The fiber-optic cable network is due for $1.2 billion in investment by 78 participating telecommunications administrations, including AT&T, British Telecom, France Telecom, Telecom Italia, Japan's KDD, India's VSNL, Indonesia's Indosat, Telekom Malaysia, and Singapore Telecom.
Known as SEA-ME-WE 3, the network will use Synchronous Digital Hierarchy multiplexing technology to send traffic at 10Gbps across 30,000 kilometers of cable. That …