August 3, 2006 Sao Paulo, Brazil -- Global Crossing has won a one-year contract to provide Brazilian carrier Transit Telecom with IP transit and colocation services. Transit Telecom, which offers services to the residential and corporate markets, will use the Global Crossing facilities to expand its current telecom infrastructure to meet the company's accelerated growth, especially with the increase of its network in Brazil. Transit Telecom will also enhance the services provided to its broadband IP and voice over IP (VoIP) customers.
"This contract with Global Crossing supports our goal of providing the most advanced and reliable technologies to our customers," said Alexandre Alves, Transit Telecom's vice president of technology. "Global Crossing's IP-based MPLS fiber-optic network provides high performance, security and simple network management for our services offer."
Under the terms of the agreement, Global Crossing has implemented IP transit and colocation services in Sao Paulo and in the Global Crossing colocation facility at the Network Access Point (NAP) of the Americas, where it is an anchor carrier tenant. Located in Miami, the NAP of the Americas is one of the world's five largest network access points and represents an Internet gateway for Latin America.
Global Crossing will support Transit Telecom's international expansion by providing them with colocation space at the NAP of the Americas, facilitating the termination of traffic both in the United States and worldwide. Transit Telecom also will benefit from the expansion of its interconnections.
Transit Telecom will take advantage of Global Crossing's single Autonomous System (AS) number, which guarantees the same Service Level Agreement (SLA) and quality of service in both Brazil and the United States. As a result, Transit Telecom will be able to more easily configure its backbone, while reducing latency and enhancing security.