View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
February 12, 1987


By CBR Staff Writer

Mercury Communications signed an agreement with AT&T in December 1986, which makes it the first alternative carrier for transatlantic switched traffic that AT&T has signed with outside North America. The deal, concluded last week, means that Mercury will receive as much traffic as it sends to AT&T. Mercury chief Gordon Owen describes it as the most significant move in Mercury’s history since its birth in 1982. Transatlantic traffic accounted for some 25% of Telecom’s UKP1,800m profit in 1986 and Mercury claims that its 1% share of that market has increased to 1.5% during the Telecom industrial dispute and sees it rising steadily.

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.