June 5, 2006 Sunnyvale, CA -- Global Crossing has selected the Infinera DTN optical system to enhance the speed and flexibility of provisioning its digital optical network. Initial deployment by Global Crossing of the Infinera DTN has begun in the southeastern United States. Global Crossing is planning for additional capacity in other regions of the U.S. using Infinera DTN later this year.
Global Crossing operates one of the world's largest IP networks, connecting more than 300 cities in 28 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 600 cities in 60 countries and six continents around the globe. The Infinera DTN was chosen by Global Crossing because it supports Global Crossing's strategy of delivering reliable, cost-effective IP services that meet the needs of enterprise and carrier data customers worldwide, according to a press release.
"Infinera's solution enables us to deliver new services quickly and economically, as well as respond to the present and developing needs of our customers as they cope with the challenges of industry consolidation and IP convergence," Jim Watts, Global Crossing's vice president of global transport engineering, was quoted as saying in the release. "The differentiated design and configuration of our network make us a market leader in IP services, and Infinera DTN plays an important role in our competitive edge."
Global Crossing installed and turned up the first 1,500-km route in less than three weeks. The Infinera DTN has been deployed as part of Global Crossing's optical transport network architecture in support of core PoP-to-PoP IP capacity.