Global Crossing Extends Net

Global Crossing's next-generation IP network extended to Latin America for robust IP traffic growth

April 9, 2008

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Global Crossing(NASDAQ:GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced ithas expanded its ability to address enterprise and carrier customers'growing demand for bandwidth-intensive applications and converged InternetProtocol (IP) services in Latin America.

"We're responding to the continuing strong demand for IP services that giveenterprises the ability to connect globally with colleagues, customers andsuppliers, and that give end users an enhanced experience with applicationssuch as video streaming, music and video downloads. These are the maindrivers for our IP network expansion," said John Legere, Global Crossing'schief executive officer. "Our IP Supercore platform transports Internettraffic around the globe with higher performance and also allows us tointegrate the former Impsat IP network, providing seamless connectivity toall our customers in the region."

Global Crossing is supplementing the core functionality of its MPLS-networkbackbone with "Supercore" routing platforms. In addition to the Supercorerouters already installed in St. Croix, USVI and Fort Amador, Panama, thecompany now has installed these routers in Buenos Aires, Santiago and SaoPaulo, as well. This triples PoP-to-PoP core capacity and enables OC192 (10Gbps SONET) connections on the company's South American Crossing (SAC)undersea fiber-optic cable system, which rings Latin America. Immediatebenefits to customers include a core architecture that can transport highcapacity IP traffic, handle the rising demand for 10 Gbps Ethernet services,and significantly expand beyond 10 Gbps capacity without the delays causedby forklift upgrades.

The SAC system includes approximately 12,000 route miles (20,000 Km) offiber-optic cable and landing stations in St. Croix, USVI; Fortaleza,Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 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 PanAmerican Crossing (PAC) undersea system. Last month, Global Crossingannounced that it had expanded SAC by 100 Gbps of transport capacity.

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