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Morristown, N.J. - May 25, 2004 --

Tyco Telecommunications, a leading provider of international wholesale capacity, managed services and telecom equipment space on the Tyco Global Network (TGN), today announced a contract with BBC Technology, a commercial subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), for high capacity Trans-Atlantic optical bandwidth.  Under the terms of the contract, Tyco Telecommunications will provide a high capacity, media quality Trans-Atlantic circuit on the Tyco Global Network (TGN) to support BBC Technology’s international broadcast and internet needs. 
Tyco Telecommunications will provide the bandwidth on its TGN Trans-Atlantic cable, connecting 60 Hudson Street in New York City with Telehouse East in London.  The TGN Trans-Atlantic Cable is seamlessly connected to TGN networks in Europe, US and Asia to offer global connectivity, and will provide BBC Technology with a scaleable capacity solution to support its transatlantic traffic needs.
As the owner and operator of TGN,  a leading provider of global wholesale capacity, we recognize the importance of providing customers with innovative, custom global capacity solutions”, states Eric Handa, Executive Director of Capacity Sales for Northern EMEA at Tyco Telecommunications.  “This contract extends our sales success to the broadcast sector and reflects our commitment to developing capacity solutions for all segments of the industry.”

Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, is one of the world’s largest providers of advanced global broadband communication solutions.  The company sells secure city-to-city capacity services, colocation and managed services on its global fiber optic network – Tyco Global Network (TGN), which connects key telecom and business markets in Asia, Europe and the USA.  Tyco Telecommunications offers a portfolio of global wholesale capacity services to carriers, ISPs, content providers, broadband service providers and large multi-national corporations. They are also the world’s only fully integrated supplier of transoceanic optical networks.  For more information on Tyco Telecommunications, visit

Tyco Electronics is one of the major business segments of Tyco International Ltd. Tyco Electronics is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a world leader in cutting-edge wireless, active fiber optic and complete power systems technologies; and is also rapidly developing extensive networking and building technology installation services. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, OneSource Building Technologies, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries.


Tyco Telecommunications                                        
Andy Kowalik                         
Director of Marketing & Strategic Planning
+1 973 656 8331

Tyco Electronics
Mike Ratcliff
+1 717-592-2316

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