ries worldwide, the U.S. states and municipalities, as well as research and educational consortia. The company’s wholesale customers include domestic and international carriers; voice service providers, which include calling card companies, conferencing providers, and contact centers that use VoIP technology to manage costs and enable advanced applications; wireless providers; and broadband cable television operators. To implement the company’s strategy and reach its target large, multinational enterprise customers, the company has established a Global Account Management team, which operates across its regions. In North America, the company has also implemented a General Manager sales model to target enterprises that are not Global Account Management accounts and government customers, where sales leaders manage sales, sales support, marketing, service delivery, service assurance, network planning and financial personnel. In North America, the company also uses an inside or call center based sales force, and indirect sales channels of third-party agents to reach its target customers. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America, the company’s sales teams use a combination of a direct sales force, an inside or call center based sales force, and indirect sales channels of third-party agents. Communications Network The company’s network is an advanced, international, facilities based communications network. The company primarily provides services through its own facilities. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s network included approximately 106,000 intercity route miles in North America, Europe and Latin America; metropolitan fiber networks in approximately 350 markets containing approximately 67,000 route miles; approximately 8 million square feet of Gateway and transmission facilities in North America, Europe and Latin America; approximately 360 colocation and data center facilities worldwide; approximately 33,000 route miles of subsea optical fiber cable systems; and approximately 60 countries in service worldwide. Terrestrial Intercity Networks The company’s intercity network covered approximately 70,000 route miles in North America; 26,000 route miles in Europe; and 10,000 route miles in Latin America as of December 31, 2015. Local Market Infrastructure The company’s local facilities include fiber optic metropolitan networks connecting its intercity network and Gateways to buildings housing communications intensive end users, enterprise customers and traffic aggregation points-including Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) and Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) central offices, long distance carrier points-of-presence (POPs), cable head-ends, wireless providers’ facilities and Internet peering and transit facilities. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 58,000, 3,200 and 6,200 route miles of metropolitan fiber networks in North America, Europe and Latin America, respectively; and had operational, facilities based, local metropolitan networks in 229, 67, 55 and 2 markets in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, respectively. The company operates approximately 8 million square feet of space for its Gateway and transmission facilities. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 250 colocation facilities in North America, approximately 90 colocation facilities in Europe, and approximately 15 colocation facilities in Latin America. Transoceanic Networks The company owns various subsea fiber optic cable systems, including Atlantic Crossing-1 (AC-1), Atlantic Crossing-2 (AC-2), Mid-Atlantic Crossing (MAC), South American Crossing (SAC), Pan American Crossing (PAC), and an approximately 300 route mile system connecting the U.K. and Ireland. AC-1 and AC-2 link the company’s European network to its North American intercity network and each of AC-1 and Yellow (AC-2) consists of four fiber strand pairs. MAC provides a strategic gateway between the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. and the company’s Latin America assets, a route that is experiencing acute demand growth. SAC connects major markets throughout Latin America and is one of
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