Barak International Communications reports steeply rising demand for its long-distance videoconferencing services after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Analysts estimate that videoconferencing, and long-distance communications, will take off as people shy away from flight.

Barak VP for Marketing, Sales and Business Development Nir Sztern confirmed that companies are increasingly doing business over the phone rather than send people overseas for meetings.

The trend is also evident among households, not only enterprises, Sztern said.

Barak provides broadband videoconferencing services over integrated services digital network lines. Its network has a capacity of 384 kilobit per second, reaching 60 destinations worldwide.