Global Crossing Connects Telkom

Global Crossing provides Telkom SA with international private line services to London, Amsterdam, New York, and Washington

April 28, 2004

1 Min Read

LONDON -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) announced today that it has signed a commercial agreement to provide Telkom SA Limited (NYSE and JSE: TKG), the leading communications provider in South Africa, with International Private Line services to London, Amsterdam, New York and Washington, D.C. The reach and capabilities of Global Crossing's worldwide network will enable Telkom SA to better serve their customers' international requirements.

Telkom SA provides business and residential fixed-line telephony, Internet, e-commerce, data communications, satellite services and value-added network services to its customer base in South Africa. The group also provides mobile communications services through a joint venture, Vodacom, a company incorporated in the Republic of South Africa. The telecommunications industry in South Africa is thriving and is expected to show even more vigorous growth in the new regulatory environment.

"We were looking for a provider with the ability to provide us with highly reliable, resilient connectivity and global reach for a broad portfolio of services," said Wally Beelders, managing executive, international special markets and services division, for Telkom SA. "Global Crossing's network quality, combined with dedicated account support, a flexible approach, online network management and cost-effective pricing, was key in choosing Global Crossing and making them a perfect fit for our international needs."

"This agreement reinforces Global Crossing's strong position in EMEA as a high-quality infrastructure services provider to the wholesale market," said Phil Metcalf, managing director of Global Crossing Europe. "We're excited to have signed this agreement with Telkom SA, and we look forward to supporting their ongoing requirements for global connectivity."

Global Crossing Holdings Ltd.

Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes it's completely free.

You May Also Like