“To meet the broadband capacity needs during the Formula One weekend, China
needed to dramatically increase its global connectivity. China Telecom looked to FLAG to quickly provision additional high-quality circuits and ensure there was no disruption to the service during the build up and running of the high profile F1 event. As a carriers carrier, FLAG manages broadcast traffic for many of the world’s leading telecommunication soperators. Whether it’s a Football World Cup event in Asia, the Summer Olympics in Athens, or Formula One in China or the Middle East, FLAG works with our customers and their end users to deliver faultless coverage. For the F1 event, China Telecom managed all domestic infrastructure requirements and FLAG carried the pictures and sound around the world.”
FLAG Europe-Asia (FEA) was the first intercontinental submarine cable to
land in China. China Telecom is the FEA landing station partner at Shanghai and has been a customer of FLAG Telecom since 1997. The companies are working closely together to meet the needs of customers requiring international connectivity into and out of China and planning for the broadcast needs of the global media during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
F1 first came to China in 2004, when some 150,000 spectators watched the Inaugural Shanghai Grand Prix on the newly constructed race track. Formed in the shape of a “Shang2” Chinese character, which means “high” or “above”, the Shanghai circuit is a state of the art complex.
About FLAG Telecom
FLAG Telecom, a Reliance Infocomm company, has an established customer
base of more than 180 leading operators, including all of the top ten international carriers. FLAG owns and manages an extensive optical fibre network spanning four continents and connecting key business markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. FLAG also owns and operates a low latency global MPLS based IP network, which connects most of the world’s principal international Internet exchanges. FLAG offers a focused range of global products, including global bandwidth, IP,
Internet, Ethernet and Co-location services. In the first international
acquisition by the Reliance Group, FLAG Telecom became a Reliance Infocomm company on 12 January 2004.
About Reliance Infocomm
Reliance Infocomm Ltd., an Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Enterprises group company, is India’s largest private information and communications services provider, with a subscriber base of over 12 million. Reliance Infocomm has established a pan-India, high-capacity, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network, to offer services spanning the entire Infocomm value chain.