Global Crossing upgrades capacity on MAC, SAC, and PAC submarine networks
MARCH 9, 2010 -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) will significantly expand capacity on its Mid-Atlantic Crossing (MAC), South American Crossing (SAC), and Pan American Crossing (PAC) undersea fiber-optic cable systems to meet rapidly growing demand for Internet Protocol (IP) and Ethernet transport.
MARCH 9, 2010 -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) will significantly expand capacity on its Mid-Atlantic Crossing (MAC), South American Crossing (SAC), and Pan American Crossing (PAC) undersea fiber-optic cable systems to meet rapidly growing demand for Internet Protocol (IP) and Ethernet transport among its enterprise, carrier, and service provider customers. These overbuilds will enhance connectivity between Latin America, North America, and Europe and will be rolled out over the next six months, with some segments ready for service as early as May 2010, Global Crossing says.
"The Latin American market is poised to sustain strong growth," said John Legere, Global Crossing's CEO. "The investments we are making are in response to the continued demand Global Crossing is experiencing across our global network for broadband services such as video over IP, social media, and content delivery networks."
Global Crossing's MAC undersea system includes approximately 4,600 route miles (7,500 km) of fiber-optic cable and landing stations in Brookhaven, NY, Hollywood, FL, and St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. MAC connects Global Crossing's PAC, SAC, and Atlantic Crossing-1 (AC-1) subsea systems to provide full connectivity between North America, Latin America, and Europe. The MAC system provides IP and SDH services at rates up to 10 Gbps (STM-64).
The PAC submarine cable network spans more than 6,000 route miles (10,000 km), connecting the United States to Mexico, Central America, and South America. It has landing stations in Grover Beach, CA, Tijuana, Mexico, Mazatlan, Mexico, Esterillos, Costa Rica, and Fort Amador, Panama. It comprises a self-healing ring and WDM technology.
Global Crossing's SAC system includes approximately 12,000 route miles (20,000 km) of fiber-optic cable and landing stations in St. Croix; Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro, and Santos, Brazil; Las Toninas, Argentina; Valparaiso, Chile; Lurin, Peru; Fort Amador, Panama; and Puerto Viejo, Venezuela. Fort Amador and Puerto Viejo are shared by Global Crossing's PAC/Cook's Crossing undersea systems. The SAC system is a four-fiber-pair repeatered system providing 10 Gbps transport.
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