Columbia linked in ARCOS cable network

May 23, 2001 New World Network has successfully landed fiber-optic cable in Cartagena, Columbia.

May 23, 2001 New World Network (www.nwncable.com) successfully landed fiber-optic cable in Cartagena, Columbia marking the completion of the South American portion of the Americas Region Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS). A carrier's carrier, New World Network is building a 8,600km, single-source network that will offer connections from the U.S. to 24 landing points through the Caribbean, Central and South America.

"As the only regional cable system fully serving the Caribbean and the Americas," says David Warnes, New World's president and CEO, "The cable will unleash new commercial opportunities in the region and guarantee backhaul to every major city."

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