Worldcom and Cable & Wireless are in the process of laying a 20 Gbps
transatlantic sonet (DWDM) system which they claim doubles the current
transatlantic capacity. The southern route should be done by November
of this year with the first capacity available for the end of the year.
The northern route, which will close the ring, will be done in '98.
Only 20 Gbps? KDD is putting a 100 Gbps around Japan. Due in 1998. ;-).