FCO network extended to Tristan da Cunha

30 Aug 2006

Loral Skynet has partnered with Global Crossing to extend the reach of the British Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) network to the world's most remote island community, Tristan da Cunha. This new unique location and installation is part of an existing satellite services arrangement with Global Crossing.

Extension of the FCO Telecommunications Network to the British Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic brings modern, satellite-based communications to inhabitants of the island community, most of whom live by farming, the processing of lobster or crayfish, the administration of their island or working in the island's growing tourism industry.

Services to Tristan are being rolled out under Global Crossing's contract to manage the FCO's global communications infrastructure in 140 countries.

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