Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Global Crossing Sees its European IP Traffic Double in 2006

Global Crossing's IP traffic growth in Europe on track to more than double in 2006, fueled by the worldwide demand for high bandwidth connections to its IP network.



By September 2006, IP interconnected VoIP traffic in Europe traversing Global Crossing's global IP backbone had increased by more than six million minutes per month from the previous year. Worldwide, Global Crossing's VoIP platform currently carries more than 2.5 billion minutes per month - which is more than 80 percent of all its voice traffic.



As a result, Global Crossing is expanding its infrastructure and IP services to more countries, including an upgrade to its Session Border Controller (SBC) pairs in Amsterdam. Since October 2005, Global Crossing has seen 500 percent growth in customer connectivity to the Amsterdam SBC, necessitating the additional capacity. The company has also expanded the number of IP VPN service PoPs by more than 40 percent, including new deployments in Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.



Global Crossing also is expanding its network in the UK and Frankfurt via the recent acquisition of Fibernet.

http://www.globalcrossing.com

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