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Global Crossing Joins VPF

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) today announced it has broadened its array of innovative Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) peering solutions for customers by joining Stealth Communications' Voice Peering Fabric Alliance (VPF). Global Crossing will leverage its global Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network and portfolio of broadband products to provide customers with Ethernet connectivity to the VPF from any point on the Global Crossing network.

"Global Crossing is committed to the concept of peering," said Anthony Christie, Global Crossing's chief marketing officer. "Our involvement in the VPF gives us access to like-minded VoIP service providers who want to unleash the full potential of end-to-end IP communications. We continue to develop innovative VoIP peering solutions and intensify our focus on the benefits these solutions provide to our customers -- the end-to-end quality of an all-IP connection, feature transparency, and a higher, more predictable margin envelope for network service providers."

Global Crossing's entry into the VPF Carrier Alliance is the latest example of the company's commitment to support VoIP peering solutions for the industry. Earlier this year, Global Crossing introduced VoIP Community Peering(TM), an industry-changing feature of the company's VoIP Outbound and VoIP On-Net Plus Services. VoIP Community Peering helps customers more easily predict their costs, potentially attain higher margins on their VoIP services, and offer flat-rate cost models to their end users by eliminating PSTN usage charges that occur in the VoIP-over-PSTN environment that is prevalent today. In September, Global Crossing announced its willingness to enter bi-lateral VoIP Peering relationships with other VoIP providers, enhancing the reach of each company's VoIP infrastructure.

"The tremendous number of organizations within the Global Crossing network coverage are now a connection away from taking part in the VPF community," said Shrihari Pandit, president and CEO of Stealth Communications. "Members of the VPF typically save 50 to 90 percent annually on voice communication costs. With this partnership, carriers and enterprises lower their operating expenses and maintain the security and quality they desire."

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