OCTOBER 11, 2007 -- Global Crossing (search for Global Crossing) today announced that the Copenhagen-Hamburgroute link it provides for NORDUnet, the Nordic Research Network Internet highway, is now fully operational. Global Crossing confirms NORDUnet's Southern Cross Connection provides a migration path from 40- and 100-Gbit/sec capacity to meet increasing bandwidth demands in the future.
Global Crossing was awarded the EUR1.5 million contract by NORDUnet at the end of 2006. Under the agreement, Global Crossing will provide leased fiber and co-location services for five years for the Southern Cross Connection to Hamburg. The project implementation began in March 2007.
"NORDUnet chose Global Crossing because of our focus and ability to be flexible toward its requirements for this key extension to the network," contends Anthony Christie, managing director for EMEA, Global Crossing. "NORDUnet has added this fiber-optic link to help it meet the needs of next-generation services that may require speeds up to 100 Gbits/sec. We are delighted to be able to meet the extensive demands required for a successful implementation," he says.