Asia Global Crossing increases Trans-Pacific IP transit backbone speed

Aug. 30, 2001
Aug. 30, 2001--In order to keep pace with demand for IP transit service between Asia and the U.S., Asia Global Crossing has significantly increased the capacity allocation of its trans-Pacific IP backbone for IP transit service.

In order to keep pace with demand for IP transit service between Asia and the U.S., Asia Global Crossing has significantly increased the capacity allocation of its trans-Pacific IP backbone for IP transit service. Increasing capacity from 2.5 Gbps to 3.7 Gbps, Asia Global Crossing claims to have the fastest IP backbone dedicated to IP transit services in Japan.

This upgrade adds 1.2 Gbps to the IP backbone across the southern route of Pacific Crossing (PC-1), Asia Global Crossing's trans-Pacific subsea system. In December 2000, Asia Global Crossing increased the IP backbone across the northern route from 622 Mbps to 2.5 Gbps. With the total now at 3.7 Gbps, IP transit capacity has increased six-fold over the previous year.

The upgrade gives Asia Global Crossing the capacity to accommodate an increased number of carriers and ISPs as current customers are using more bandwidth than originally anticipated. The more robust backbone also allows for the increase in traffic out-bound from Asia as broadband penetration in Japan and the Asian region as a whole continues to advance.

Additional IP transit capacity also allows Asia Global Crossing to better target enterprises that have international IP services needs as it can offer highly competitive rates for Internet connectivity services.

About Asia Global Crossing:

Asia Global Crossing (NYSE: AX) provides the Asia Pacific region with integrated telecommunications and IP services. Through a combination of undersea cables, terrestrial networks, city fiber rings and complex web hosting data centers, Asia Global Crossing is building a pan-Asian networks, which, in combination with the worldwide Global Crossing Network, will provide the Asia Pacific region with seamless access to major business centers worldwide. For more information, visit www.asiaglobalcrossing.com and www.globalcrossing.com.

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