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Global Crossing Picks Infinera

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Infinera announced today that Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) has selected the Infinera DTN – a unique, scalable optical system, to enhance the speed and flexibility of provisioning its digital optical network. Initial deployment by Global Crossing of the Infinera DTN, based on Infinera’s Digital Optical Networks architecture, has begun in the southeastern United States. Global Crossing is planning for additional capacity in other regions of the U.S. using Infinera DTN later this year.

Global Crossing operates one of the world’s largest IP networks, connecting more than 300 cities in 28 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 600 cities in 60 countries and six continents around the globe. The Infinera DTN was chosen by Global Crossing because it supports Global Crossing’s strategy of delivering reliable, cost-effective IP services that meet the needs of enterprise and carrier data customers worldwide.

”Infinera’s solution enables us to deliver new services quickly and economically, as well as respond to the present and developing needs of our customers as they cope with the challenges of industry consolidation and IP convergence,” said Jim Watts, Global Crossing’s vice president of global transport engineering. “The differentiated design and configuration of our network make us a market leader in IP services, and Infinera DTN plays an important role in our competitive edge.”

Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC)

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