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Work with the best.

A backbone is only as strong as its weakest link. Without a backbone, there’d be no Internet. But a backbone is nothing on its own. It takes up-to-the-millisecond technology to stay ahead of our customers’ demands. And that means being an early adopter and all that goes with it. But there is no room for recklessness in a live network.

Whether we’re deploying the latest transmission technology or connecting new fiber routings, your connectivity can never go down. And a backbone is only as strong as its weakest link.

That’s why we stick to a limited number of best-of-breed technology partners we know we can rely on. So that together, we can offer our customers an ally that they can trust. Together, we make the longest link the strongest – so our customers can get on with doing what they do best. 

Dr Martin Wikelski is part scientist part action hero. He flies planes and climbs volcanoes to study whether goats truly can predict eruptions and whether birds can sense earthquakes. What he’s discovering has the world taking note.

Martin is part of an international group of scientists studying animal movements on a global scale. For the first time, satellite technology is making it possible to understand long-standing secrets from the animal world. And in the process, we’re discovering some unlikely allies. 

Whether it’s working with animals or other scientists; Dr Martin Wikelski embodies the Carrier Declaration “Choose your allies. Carefully.” It’s also a principle we live by.