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Japan’s Prominent Telecom Operator Selects Tyco Global Network To Support 2004 Summer Olympics High Definition Television Broadcast Services

MORRISTOWN, N.J. - August 11, 2004 --

Tyco Telecommunications, a leading provider of international wholesale capacity, colocation and managed services, today announced a multi-million dollar contract to provide several high bandwidth circuits to Japan Telecom (JT), Japan’s prominent incumbent telecom operator and an international provider of high-speed broadband and high-quality video services.  Tyco Telecommunications will provide the international circuits on the Tyco Global Network (TGN) to support JT’s growing international video broadcast transmission services.

Under the terms of the four-year agreement, Tyco Telecommunications will provide JT with multiple STM-16 circuits (2.488 gigabits per sec) to connect JT’s distribution facility in Tokyo, Japan with key Points of Presence (PoPs) in New York City, London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.  The first of these circuits will support JT’s plans to provide High Definition Television (HDTV) broadcast services for the 2004 Summer Olympics.  The other high bandwidth circuits support JT’s plans to provide video broadcast services between Japan, the United States and Europe for the next several years.   

Tyco Telecommunications rapidly provisioned these circuits so JT can provide HDTV broadcast services for the 2004 Summer Olympics to be held in Athens, Greece.  The circuits provide optimal availability and minimal transmission latency, which, in conjunction with TGN’s world-class customer care and network operations, provide JT with the performance, scalability and responsiveness necessary to support the dynamic requirements associated with video broadcast services. 

"Our choice of TGN to support our video broadcast services builds upon our existing relationship with Tyco Telecommunications and highlights their ability to consistently provide us with the technical and commercial global solutions and service that support our international business needs," stated Kevin Nishiguchi, senior business manager at Japan Telecom.  “We are particularly pleased with the quality and consistency of Tyco Telecommunications’ network operations and customer-care services.  These capabilities are critical to support real-time video broadcast services and were a key factor in our decision to use TGN for the 2004 Summer Olympics and our future video broadcast needs.”

TGN is one of the world’s most advanced fiber optic global networks in operation today.   Spanning over 60,000 kilometers, TGN connects key telecom and business centers in Asia, Europe and the United States.  With dedicated fiber optic cables on the key Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific routes, TGN provides customers with a low-cost, long term, scalable capacity solutions.  Furthermore, TGN’s network design features a fully integrated Operations Support System (OSS), which when coupled with its renowned Customer Care organization, enables efficient and responsive management of customers’ circuits.

Michio Kuroda, capacity sales and president of Tyco Networks Japan K.K., said:  "Providing capacity solutions to the broadcast and media industry is a growing market for Tyco Telecommunications, and we are pleased to expand our business relationship with Japan Telecom, to support their global video broadcast needs. Providing our customers with high-quality service, world-class customer care and commercial flexibility are fundamental tenets at Tyco Telecommunications.”  Peter Barletto, Tyco Telecommunications' managing director of network operations, added, “Our latest contract with JT reflects the strength of TGN in satisfying the bandwidth intensive needs of broadcast and media customers around the world.”

ABOUT TYCO TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Tyco Telecommunications is a business unit of Tyco Electronics, one of the business segments of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC, BSX: TYC).  Tyco Telecommunications 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. It is also the world’s only fully integrated supplier of transoceanic optical networks.  For more information on Tyco Telecommunications, visit www.tycotelecom.com or www.tycoelectronics.com.

Contact:
Tyco Telecommunications

Andy Kowalik
Director of Marketing & Strategic Planning
+1 973 656 8331
akowalik@tycotelecom.com


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