Global One announced the launch of its Global Dial Access Internet Service on Monday, offering Internet dial-up access from 33 countries.
The service, from the joint venture of Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Sprint Corp, will allow users high-speed access to the Internet for a universal hourly rate, company officials said.
The service is based on the Global Dial Access Intranet Service, which was launched in February of last year and allows users to access corporate intranets from 58 countries. The Internet service offers dial-up speeds up to 56Kbits/sec (bps), and ISDN speeds up to 64Kbps.
Despite rumours that the venture is on the rocks, Global One has continued to release new services, including its new IP (Internet Protocol) virtual private network (VPN), which it announced earlier this month.
Global Dial Access Internet Service also offers round-the-clock multilingual customer service, and has network management centres in Frankfurt and Reston, Virginia.
Pricing details were not made available.