The European Commission has given the go ahead to five European telecomms operators to build a Global European Network.
The network will help speed up the delivery of private leased circuits to the countries involved. The agreement was signed by BT, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telecom Italia and Telefonica of Spain.
However, the EC has stipulated amendments to the group?s proposals, which will force the parties to allow independent operators to link to the network. The suppliers are building a 2Mbps fibre optic network across their home countries.
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