The race is on to wire up the world's multinationals for everything from worldwide voice and data communications to video conferencing and full-blown multi-media.
Alfred Mockett, managing director of global communications at BT, is riding high. It is almost 18 months since he launched Concert, BT's bid for the international telecoms network services market, a joint venture, with MCI, the US telecoms operator. Concert has notched up 2,000 customers and contracts worth £500 million. 'Not bad going when you think we only set up in June last year,' Mockett says.