MCI increases IP coverage in Europe, Asia

MCI has announced that it has expanded its global IP network to deliver more bandwidth to South East Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe (SEA-ME-WE).


In a statement, MCI said customer traffic will be transmitted on the new SEA-ME-WE4 submarine network cable system.


The next generation undersea cable spans 20,000 kilometers and links France to Singapore via the Middle East and Indian sub-continent.


MCI is the only US-based service provider participating as an initial member in the SEA-ME-WE4 cable system. 


MCI has also "connected" the cable directly to its European IP backbone infrastructure.

This allows all MCI customers to reach both European and transatlantic destinations across MCI's existing network infrastructure.


The SEA-ME-WE4 cable network has been designed to handle an initial capacity of 160Gbps.