Global Crossing has selected Alcatel to deploy additional wavelengths on its Mid Atlantic Crossing (MAC) system

February 22, 2006

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC - News) announced today that it has selected Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) to deploy key capacity upgrades on its core international network. The company is adding wavelengths on its Mid Atlantic Crossing (MAC) system, which links North America, Latin America, Europe and the Pacific.

"We continue to invest in our global, high-bandwidth network, a key enabler for businesses worldwide," said John Legere, Global Crossing's chief executive officer. "By leveraging Alcatel's next-generation DWDM submarine terminal, we're ensuring the ongoing delivery of our comprehensive suite of solutions, including our advanced converged IP services, to our worldwide customers and partners."

Global Crossing's MAC ring, which runs between Brookhaven, NY, Hollywood, FL, and St. Croix, Virgin Islands, is an essential piece of the company's unique asset base. The ring connects to the company's Atlantic Crossing systems, AC1 and AC2, in Brookhaven and Hollywood, as well as to its South American Crossing (SAC) and Pacific Crossing (PAC) systems in St. Croix, delivering uninterrupted, high-bandwidth connectivity to these business- intensive regions.

"This new implementation further solidifies our relationship with Global Crossing," said Jean Godeluck, president of Alcatel's submarine networks activity. "We're delighted to make available our field-proven expertise and advanced optical networking technology to help Global Crossing support new services and applications over its high-performance network."

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