Global Crossing offers 40-Gbps terrestrial connections

JANUARY 17, 2011 -- Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) says it has increased the terrestrial capacity of its Wavelength Service to 40 Gbps. The company also is now offering improved fiber-optic network performance service level agreements (SLAs) and a new route diversity planning service.

JANUARY 17, 2011 -- Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) says it has increased the terrestrial capacity of its Wavelength Service to 40 Gbps. The company also is now offering improved fiber-optic network performance service level agreements (SLAs) and a new route diversity planning service.

The capacity upgrade is being implemented on terrestrial routes in North America, and Europe (including the UK) to address the increasing market demand for bandwidth-intensive applications, such as telepresence, business continuity, data center virtualization, video on demand, video surveillance, and voice over Internet Protocol. Global Crossing's new offering is designed to deliver 40-Gbps services in both core and edge sites.

Global Crossing also is now offering network performance SLAs for "propagation delay" on wavelengths. Propagation delay is the round-trip time required for a signal to travel the distance between two Global Crossing points of presence.

In addition, Global Crossing now provides a diversity planning service to give customers the ability to assign alternate, redundant routes that assure maximum uptime for their data traffic. This new wavelength service enables customers to stipulate a specific route for wavelength circuits. It also provides assurances that routing will not be changed without a customer's agreement and enables customers to create multiple diversity scenarios that include circuits provided by other service providers as well as Global Crossing, the carrier says.

"Recent demand for higher speed 40G and 40GigE services is a natural progression from today's mid-speed wavelength services driven by a wave of bandwidth intensive applications," stated Dan O'Connell, research director at Gartner. "The surge in video and consumer-based Internet content, 4G wireless applications, and new mega data center deployments drive robust demand for higher speed wavelength services at both the wholesale and enterprise level of global ICT market."

Global Crossing targets its wavelength services at large enterprises, Internet service providers, international and domestic carriers, and competitive local exchange carriers that require high-speed, unprotected, point-to-point capacity. Global Crossing Wavelength Service can be used to complete a SONET/SDH ring, gain access to a market where capacity requirements do not justify a dark fiber investment, or provide a temporary option while dark fiber routes are planned and constructed.

Global Crossing Wavelength Service is offered at speeds of 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 2.5 Gbps, 10 Gbps, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and now at 40 Gbps.

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