Global Crossing speeds network enhancements to meet continuing customer demand

May 25, 2010
MAY 24, 2010 -- Global Crossing, a global IP solutions provider, is adding capacity on both its North American terrestrial network and its Atlantic Crossing 1 (AC-1) subsea network.

MAY 24, 2010 -- Global Crossing, a global IP solutions provider, is adding capacity on both its North American terrestrial network and its Atlantic Crossing 1 (AC-1) subsea network.

"The investments we are making are in response to the continuing customer demand we're experiencing across our global network," says John Legere, Global Crossing's chief executive officer. "Demand for broadband services continues to rise and emerging markets also are driving increased growth."

Global Crossing's North America terrestrial network includes more than 17,000 route miles of lit fiber. The company is adding incremental capacity on strategic routes to its existing footprint, as well as two new routes: Seattle to Sacramento and Indianapolis to Atlanta. The new capacity is scheduled to be ready for service by June 30, 2010.

During the first half of 2009, Global Crossing added transport capacity to its AC-1 Northern and Southern routes. Now, Global Crossing is adding additional capacity on AC-1 South, which connects Brookhaven, New York, to the United Kingdom via a self-healing ring using Wavelength Division Multiplexing technology. The new capacity is planned for service this summer.

The AC-1 and AC-2 submarine cable network spans more than 13,000 miles, connecting the United States to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany, providing more diverse transatlantic routes than other systems.

The Atlantic Crossing is part of a complete worldwide undersea cable network. Other undersea systems include the UK-Ireland across the Irish Sea; the Mid-Atlantic Crossing (MAC), connecting AC-1 to St. Croix and Florida; the South American Crossing (SAC) along both continental coasts; and the Pan American Crossing (PAC) connecting California, Mexico, Panama, and Costa Rica.

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