Global Crossing Implements MPLS

NEW YORK -- Global Crossing Ltd. (NYSE:GX) today announced that it is the first Internet Protocol (IP) carrier to implement Multi Protocol Label Switching-traffic engineering (MPLS-te) as a backbone transport technology on a global basis, allowing efficient utilization of the IP over DWDM backbone.

Using a meshed network that incorporates the latest MPLS technology from industry leaders such as Juniper Networks(R), Global Crossing provides customers with unprecedented, carrier-grade Quality of Service over its entire IP backbone. MPLS-te technology enhances network manageability between the SONET and IP layers, allowing more efficient use and protection of bandwidth.

"With MPLS-based protection, we'll soon be able to surpass SONET restoral times while lowering operating costs," explained Wally Dawson, Global Crossing's executive vice president of Global Network. "MPLS gives us the tools we need to efficiently and reliably scale our IP backbone to handle our customers' bandwidth needs."

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