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| Global One Targets Japan's Telecommunications Market
January 22, 1999 (TOKYO) -- Global One, an international telecommunications
concern, will make serious moves into Japan this year, according to
its 1999 business plan aired on Jan. 19.
|Global One is a joint venture established by Deutsche Telekom AG, France
Telecom and U.S.-based Sprint Communications Co.
Over the course of the year Global One will double the capacity of its
lines linking Japan with the United States. It will also set up a new
network node in Nagoya, complementing the two that it already has in
Tokyo and Osaka, with the aim of attracting business users based in
the Nagoya region.
In a recent visit to Japan, Global One President Gary D. Forsee made
it clear that the company plans to start getting serious about developing
its business in the Japanese telecommunications market. He said Japan
ranks alongside places such as Hong Kong and Australia as one of the
most important markets in the Asia- Pacific region.
He also said that 1999 would be a good time for Global One to make a
decision on joining hands with partners in the domestic market. In saying
so, he showed that there is a high likelihood of Global One entering
at least one business tie-up with a Japanese telecommunications operator
or power generation company before the end of the year.
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