40 GB per second over 186 km
High speed on the information superhighway. Telekom’s fiber-optic network manages to transfer huge amounts of data in seconds – 40 GB per second over a distance of 186 kilometers. This is the equivalent amount of data as 625,000 simultaneous phone calls. An amazing achievement at a time when many computers still had a floppy drive.
Start of T-DSL
Launch of high-speed DSL Internet
After a successful trial the previous year, DSL is now available in over 50 locations for private and business users. A must-have if you want to take advantage of the web’s growing possibilities – 3D animations, video streaming and much more.
The world’s longest submarine cable
It’s called SEA-ME-WE 3 and is 38,000 kilometers long. The longest, active submarine cable in the world! From Germany to Australia it connects 33 countries with each other. It’s hard to believe but the cable is so long it would stretch almost all the way around the globe. Such a mighty cable costs a lot of money, of course. Telekom is the largest single investor and has sunk 100 million deutschmarks in this two billion mark project.
The network continues to grow
With its 35 per cent stake in the Croatian telecommunications operator Hrvatske, Telekom is expanding its network in Europe. Thanks to other joint ventures – including in the Czech Republic and Hungary – Telekom’s international presence is growing significantly.