May 21, 2002--Asia Global Crossing (www.asiaglobalcrossing.com) has been awarded a contract by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to implement and support its data communications network infrastructure.
Under the terms of the contract, Asia Global Crossing will provide managed data services to approximately 40 Australian embassies, consulates, high commissions, and diplomatic missions worldwide.
Asia Global Crossing provided pilot services to DFAT with a leased-line service between Chicago and Washington, DC, and an ATM service between London and Canberra. Installation, service delivery, and network performance on these pilots have been very reliable, cost-effective and impressive, according to Mal Skelly, DFAT's assistant secretary for information management.
This latest deal provides for three regional hubs located in Canberra, Washington, DC, and London, which Asia Global Crossing will link in a private network with frame relay connections to individual Australian missions across the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, and Europe/Middle East.