Global Crossing, Lucent Start Trials

Trial of Lucent's 40G optical technology across a 71km fiber link between Brussels and Antwerp

November 15, 2000

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MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) and Global Crossing Ltd. (NYSE: GX) today announced that they have begun a trial of Lucent's 40G optical technology, which is four times faster than today's fastest commercially available systems. Lucent's system, which delivers 40 gigabits per second (Gb/s) of capacity, can transmit approximately 8 million one-page emails per second. The trial, which is running Nov. 13-17, is being conducted across a 71-kilometer fiber link connecting Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium, a critical component of Global Crossing's European network.

"Global Crossing continues to lead the way in the evaluation, testing and integration of next-generation optical technology that will ultimately benefit our customers through greater bandwidth availability," said Jan van Leerdam, Vice President, Technology for Global Crossing Europe. "We're building the world's most extensive, seamless global fiber-optic network to give our customers the worldwide reach they need, and we're looking for the industry's best optical networking technology on which to build it."

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