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Viatel to leverage pan-European network
01 February 1999
Viatel, an international telco providing international and long-distance telecoms services, primarily to small and medium-sized businesses, is building a state-of-the-art next generation broadband network. In an interview with Global Telecoms Business, the president & CEO Michael Mahoney talks about Viatel's pan-European ambitions.
Following deregulation in 1998, competition in the pan-European
market has steadily intensified. Viatel is one of the new
entrants aggressively targeting the national and international
long-distance markets in Europe. The operator is currently
building its Circe pan-European network that will link over 30
cities in Europe.
Kevin Moore, a telecoms equity analyst at BT Alex. Brown,
believes that the operator is well-placed to boost revenue
streams: "Basically, they are building on a very attractive
opportunity which is Europe. They have embarked on a strategy
to build a pan-European network which will serve other carriers
in Europe as well as themselves. Europe recently deregulated
and is a very attractive market. Now, with the Euro there will
be even more cross-border business activity."
Their size is both a benefit and a potential disadvantage,
as Moore explains: "They are one of the smaller players out
there, so the upside is they have a lot...
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