Ekinops 360 platform selected by Global Crossing to support its optical network

December 19, 2007

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LANNION, France -- Ekinops, a provider of innovative optical transport, WDM and aggregation solutions for service providers and enterprise networks, today announced that Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, has selected the Ekinops 360 optical transport platform to support its metro networks in the U.S.

Global Crossing is using the Ekinops 360 platform in metro Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical networks in most major U.S. cities to transport high-capacity traffic at speeds of up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps). The platform connects metropolitan network nodes to long-haul networks and enables Global Crossing to provide Ethernet, SONET, and Wavelength services to a growing number of customers.

Global Crossing provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network, delivering services to more than 690 cities in more than 60 countries on six continents. It offers a full menu of data, voice, and security solutions.

“The Ekinops platform offers us simplicity, flexibility, and a range of interfaces packed into a compact footprint,” said Jim Watts, vice president of Global Transport and Infrastructure at Global Crossing. “The versatility of this solution, as a metro transport product with long-haul capability, gives us an effective tool for maximizing the value of our networks.”

Ekinops SA

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