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Teleglobe chosen as Teleport operator of the year by World Teleport Association

Global Carrier Announces Plans To Deploy Four New Antennas in Caribbean and 
Latin America to Support Growing Internet Access and Content Distribution 

Reston, VA , January 19, 2000 - The World Teleport Association (WTA) has chosen 
Teleglobe (NYSE, TSE: TGO) as the winner of its annual Teleport Operator of the 
Year award. According to WTA's New York headquarters, Teleglobe was selected on 
the basis of the expansion and success of its three operating teleports (44 
antennas) resulting from the unprecedented growth of its Internet and content 
delivery business. Teleglobe will be recognized for this achievement at the 
Fifth Annual Teleport Awards for Excellence on February 3rd at Satellite 2000, 
an annual Washington, D.C. satellite industry trade show and conference. 
Teleglobe is the world¿s largest provider of satellite-based Internet 
connectivity, with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in more than 70 countries 
connected to its backbone via satellite. Teleglobe also supports more than 150 
Internet content providers and television broadcast networks.

«As is always the case, this year¿s recipients represent the best of the best 
in the teleport industry,» said Robert A. Bell, executive director, World 
Teleport Association. «With our industry poised for change, growth and 
opportunity, Teleglobe is among the companies leading the way.

«As Teleglobe continues to lead in meeting the tremendous demand for global 
Internet connectivity, we are proud to have our efforts recognized by the World 
Teleport Association,» said Paolo Guidi, chairman and chief executive officer, 
Teleglobe Communications Corporation. «Our teleport facilities are a vital 
gateway between our extensive satellite and high-speed fiber optic broadband 

As further evidence of its industry leadership, Teleglobe announced that it is 
building upon its base of 44 antennas by investing $16 million in the 
deployment of four new antennas in the Caribbean and Latin America together 
with the expansion of its North American backbone antennas. Necessitated by the 
unprecedented growth of Teleglobe¿s Internet backbone access business, the new 
antennas are being constructed in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Panama City 
(Panama), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and San Juan (Puerto Rico) and will be 
operational by the middle of 2000. The investment is part of Teleglobe¿s US$5 
billion GlobeSystem(sm) network expansion plan.

According to a report by Ovum Ltd., the number of corporate and residential 
Internet users in Latin America will grow from an estimated 3.9 million in 1999 
to an estimated 22.7 million in 2005.

Internet traffic over Teleglobe¿s satellite network has become a forceful 
growth engine over the past year. Within the past year, revenues attributed to 
Teleglobe¿s Internet business have grown more than 120 per cent, while the 
company¿s customer base has more than doubled. Today, 95% of the new satellite 
circuits installed are devoted exclusively to carrying Internet traffic.

Teleglobe currently operates three North American teleports - Lake Cowichan, 
Pennant Point and Des Laurentides. These stations are linked to Teleglobe¿s 
GlobeSystem(sm) network, one of the largest broadband telecommunications 
networks in the world. Teleglobe also is an INTELSAT Signatory, has access to 
all major satellite systems, and is currently the only North American carrier 
with access to EUTELSAT.

About World Teleport Association
World Teleport Association is a nonprofit trade association of teleports and 
their trading partners in over 20 nations around the globe. Founded in 1985, 
the Association offers educational, business development and consulting 
programs to promote the development and quality operation of teleports in order 
to improve business and economic development, locally, regionally and 
worldwide. For more information, visit

About Teleglobe
Teleglobe Inc. (NYSE, TSE: TGO) is a leading global provider of broadband 
services with the most extensive global Internet network. Delivering advanced 
broadband applications to customers in more than 100 countries - matching 
global reach with global depth - Teleglobe is the premier communications 
architecture for the digital economy. Teleglobe is currently enhancing its 
leadership position through GlobeSystem¿, a 5 year, US$5 billion strategic 
initiative providing 160 cities around the world with scalable broadband 
service platforms, and linking them through a seamless data network. 
GlobeSystem is the world's first globally integrated Internet, voice, data and 
video network. For more information, visit

For more information: 

Hélène Baril
Director, Investor Relations
Teleglobe Inc.
Tel. 1-514-868-8614

Jacques Deforges
Vice-President and Corporate Treasurer
Teleglobe Inc.
Tel. 1-514-868-7716

Philip van Leeuwen
Director, Corporate Communications
Teleglobe Inc.
Tel. 514-868-7400

Russ Ryan
Senior Director, Marketing Communications
Organisation 15
Tel. (703) 755-2371


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