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Global bandwith and network infrastructure to Monaco now available via logo now is able to offer global network infrastructure through a deal between Level 3 Communications and Incand Monaco Telecom that will connect the Principality of Monaco to Level 3's global Internet backbone network.

As a result, Monaco Telecom will meet increased enterprise and consumer demand for more reliable and secure connectivity to some of the largest capital cities of Europe, Latin America, Asia and the United States.

The signing of this agreement will enable Level 3 to operate a point of presence (PoP) in Monaco and enable Monaco Telecom's enterprise customers to use the Level 3 global network to link all of their sites both within the Principality and across the world in a secure and scalable manner without connection speed limitations.

Level 3's redundant infrastructures will be connected in the Principality with direct access to the EIG (Europe India Gateway) submarine cable. This cable, which was deployed in Monegasque territorial waters in October 2009, connects Europe to India, via the Middle East, with access to East Africa. As a result, connection capabilities between Monaco and the rest of the world have increased eightfold in a single year (April 2011 - April 2012).

"I am extremely pleased that Level 3 Communications and Monaco Telecom have joined forces to offer EIG cable and Monaco Telecom customers access to one of the most connected IP networks," said Martin Peronnet, CEO of Monaco Telecom. "This new agreement reflects the ever-growing demand for high-speed Internet services and business networks. This is why Monaco Telecom has equipped itself with all of the essential elements, global reach and capabilities needed to make it a major asset in the Principality and to further the development of companies in Monaco."

"I am extremely pleased that the agreement betweeon Level 3 Communications and Monaco Telecom allows us to offer EIG cable and Monaco Telecom customers access to one of the most connected IP networks," said Mr. M.Wind of

"Our international customers based in Africa, the Middle East and Asia already enjoy a direct connection to Level 3 Communications' global network through our extensive submarine cable network," adds James Heard, Level 3 regional president of EMEA. "This agreement with Monaco Telecom adds to Level 3's direct connectivity services through the EIG cable in these fast-growing markets."


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