Bermuda's BTC debuts its new multi-purpose fiber network

Bermuda's incumbent service provider Bermuda Telephone Company (BTC) has launched its new PRISM fiber network.

As a multi-purpose network, BTC said it will have enough capacity to fulfill various consumer and business services, including voice, video, wireless and Ethernet.

Leveraging Cisco's (Nasdaq: CSCO) ASR 9000 Series, Ethernet is a key element of the new network's ability to simultaneously support multiple IP services. In late January, the service provider announced that it would begin offering a Metro Ethernet service leveraging Cisco's gear delivering speeds up to 10 Gbps.

Built with redundancy in mind, the PRISM network, which will deliver a series of high speed data and voice services, is comprised of a series of five fiber rings covering the city of Hamilton.

BTC chief executive Lloyd Fray said the new network will provide dual benefits to both international businesses and others that need connectivity to other parts of Bermuda.

"PRISM is not only a secure, reliable platform for Hamilton businesses but also supports those challenged with multiple locations through the island, as the network extends to both the Eastern and Western ends of the island," he said in a statement.

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