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May 26, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
American Telephone & Telegraph Co. on Tuesday announced an agreement with several international telecommunications carriers to build a global network to streamline telephone service for multinational corporations. The alliance between AT&T, Singapore Telecom and Japan's Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co. will spend more than $100 million over several years to set up a global network to manage voice and data traffic for business customers in the United States and the Pacific Rim.
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May 26, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
American Telephone & Telegraph Co. on Tuesday announced an agreement with several international telecommunications carriers to build a global network to streamline telephone service for multinational corporations. The alliance between AT&T, Singapore Telecom and Japan's Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co. will spend more than $100 million over several years to set up a global network to manage voice and data traffic for business customers in the United States and the Pacific Rim.
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BUSINESS
February 16, 1989 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
Primitive in some places and on technology's cutting edge in others, East Asia is the world's hottest telecommunications market. In such countries as Indonesia and the Philippines, there is less than one telephone line for every 100 people. Telecommunications experts say that means there eventually will be lucrative contracts for companies that can supply the sorely needed phone systems.
BUSINESS
February 16, 1989 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
Primitive in some places and on technology's cutting edge in others, East Asia is the world's hottest telecommunications market. In such countries as Indonesia and the Philippines, there is less than one telephone line for every 100 people. Telecommunications experts say that means there eventually will be lucrative contracts for companies that can supply the sorely needed phone systems.
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May 28, 1992 | Reuters
Japan's biggest international telephone operator lost 80% of its links to the outside world Wednesday. The breakdown was caused by a switchboard problem, a spokesman for Kokusai Denshin Denwa said. The firm controls 80% of Japan's international telephone market.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1997 | Bloomberg News
AT&T Corp. and nine other telecommunications companies agreed to build a $1.4-billion undersea fiber-optic cable that will be the first to connect China and the U.S. The firms signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing. Also participating in the venture are Sprint Corp., MCI Communications Corp., SBC Communications Inc., Hong Kong Telecommunications Ltd., Korea Telecom, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd., Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., Kokusai Denshin Denwa and China Telecom.
BUSINESS
December 8, 1989 | From Reuters
The Soviet Union, US West Inc. and seven other telecommunications companies plan to form a venture to develop a fiber-optic line linking Japan, the Soviet Union and Europe, it was announced Thursday. The 12,000-mile line would be the longest fiber-optic line in the world, crossing the Soviet Union and making undersea connections to Denmark, Italy and Japan, US West said. The Englewood, Colo.
BUSINESS
April 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
The first fiber-optic cable across the Pacific Ocean went into service today, tying the United States and Japan together more tightly than ever before. The cable, no bigger than a garden hose, stretches 8,271 miles from California, through Hawaii, splitting in the western Pacific into legs that travel to Guam and Japan. Pacific Link vastly increases the capacity for communication across the Pacific, which is sometimes called the ocean of America's future. Instead of driving a golden spike, the builders of the $700-million cable marked its completion with a video teleconference between Japan and the board room of the New York Stock Exchange.
BUSINESS
December 12, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
AT&T Corp. and 13 other U.S. and Asian phone companies, among them Singapore Telecommunications Ltd., will begin building the first undersea fiber-optic cable for transmitting phone calls connecting China and the U.S. early next year. The companies signed an agreement Thursday to build the $1.1-billion, 18,600-mile cable, which will connect the U.S. to China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Guam.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1988 | From Reuters
Doting grandparents and lonely businessmen separated from their families are among the buyers anticipated for still-video telephones that transmit black and white photographs of users, but many industry analysts say the concept is unlikely to catch on. The telephones have been unveiled by Japanese electronics manufacturers hoping to attract consumers flush with summer bonuses.
BUSINESS
May 4, 1987 | Associated Press
A meeting between two groups planning to form a consortium to rival Japan's international telecommunications monopoly has fallen apart after sharp disagreement over a transpacific undersea cable, an official said. "We're in a stalemate situation," Jonathan Solomon, director of special projects for the giant British firm Cable & Wireless, said Friday.
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