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2005-01-14 00:48:56

BTC Continues to Expand Its Network

Agreement with ARCOS provides the Bahamas with extended international reach.

MIAMI --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 13, 2005 -- New World Network, Ltd., a leading provider of advanced, high-speed clear channel and IP services and the principal owner of the Americas Region Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS), has signed a capacity agreement with the Bahamas Telecommunications Company, Ltd. (BTC), the primary operator in the Bahamas, to expand its international facilities.

Through this agreement, BTC will provide enhanced facilities between New Providence Island, Cat Island and Crooked Island that will serve as backbone and hubs to interconnect other islands of the Bahamas. This agreement will also provide BTC with expanded access to the US and international networks.

"We will continue to develop and implement an aggressive expansion plan with NWN for both our domestic and international connectivity that will support demand for all the new services and technologies being implemented in the Bahamas by BTC," said Mr. Leon Williams, Senior Vice-President of Operations and COO of BTC.

"We are pleased with our continued successful relationship with BTC in providing the solution for growing demand in voice and data services in the Bahamas," said Fred Wiener, CEO and President of New World Network.

About Bahamas Telecommunications Company, Ltd.(BTC)

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC) has provided telecommunications services in the Bahamas for more than 100 years. Today, BTC offers a modern, fully digital switching network which provides high speed communications services to residential and business consumers throughout the Bahamas. These services are transmitted via fiber optic, copper, coaxial, satellite and wireless media. Additional information on BTC can be obtained from its website at http://www.btcbahamas.com.

About New World Network

New World Network is a wholesale services provider that offers advanced, high-speed bandwidth capacity to telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers. The company's Americas Region Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS) is the leading undersea broadband fiber-optic cable network connecting the U.S., Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The unique hybrid ownership structure of ARCOS is co-owned by 28 carriers throughout the region and led by New World Network, the principal owner with approximately 88.2% interest. For more information, visit http://www.nwncable.com.

 
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