BT and its US partner, MCI, are set to put an end to Internet bottle
necks with the launch of the world’s largest Internet network.
The two claim that the new network will increase the capacity of the
existing, and congested, Internet by as much as 30 per cent.
The BT and MCI network will not replace anything but will allow those
already using the Internet to send or access information faster.
The telecoms giants will provide a high-speed network, which combines
existing Internet networks and a number of planned new ones.
This will radically alter the lot of UK users who attempt to access
information on the US-centric computer network. Currently, lengthy
delays are an everyday occurrence, even when talking to computers in
France or Germany. At the moment UK users are likely to be routed
through the US before getting to where they want to be.