The FCC’s International Bureau today released its annual year-end circuit status report for U.S.-international facilities-based common carriers. The year-end 2005 report reflects 56 percent growth in the use of U.S.-international facilities for international calls, private line services, and other services from the United States.
The report is based on information provided by U.S.-international facilities-based common carriers and covers U.S. undersea cables, satellites, and terrestrial links. It identifies the activated (in-service) and idle (available but not in-service) circuits for each international point as of December 31, 2005.
Additionally, for purposes of comparison, this report incorporates historical data from our 2002-2004 circuit status reports. Overall, the reported number of activated 64 Kbps equivalent circuits grew by 56 percent since 2004. (The reported number of activated 64 Kbps equivalent circuits at year-end 2005 was 6,043,315 as compared to the year-end 2004 figure of 3,876,995)
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