Global Crossing to deploy OPNET's SP Guru

Oct. 31, 2001--OPNET Technologies Inc. has reached a multimillion dollar agreement with Global Crossing Ltd. that includes software licenses of OPNET's new SP Guru product and professional services.

OPNET Technologies Inc. has reached a multimillion dollar agreement with Global Crossing Ltd. that includes software licenses of OPNET's new Service Provider (SP) Guru product and professional services.

Working with a systems integrator, OPNET is delivering an SP Guru-based solution designed to optimize capital expenditures and provide continuous process improvement for Global Crossing. SP Guru builds on the 8.0 release of OPNET's core technology, adding features for configuration troubleshooting, change validation, predictive planning, and design optimization. SP Guru will be extended to import Global Crossing's demand forecast and inventory information.

"Global network capacity planning is a critical component of our network realization model," says Larry Rein, global capacity planning leader at Global Crossing. "The OPNET software will play a crucial role in optimizing capex, as well as recommending specific network program plans to meet the demand forecast."

Global Crossing Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda) provides telecommunications solutions over an integrated global IP-based network that reaches 27 countries and more than 200 major cities worldwide. Visit www.globalcrossing.com for more information.

OPNET Technologies' (Bethesda, MD) product suite combines predictive modeling and an understanding of networking technologies to enable its customers to design and deploy networks, provision services, diagnose network and application performance problems, and predict the impact of network changes. For more information about OPNET and its products, visit www.opnet.com.

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