Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Global Crossing Awarded US$100 Million Contract by British Council

The British Council, the UK's international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations, awarded a US$100 million contract to Global Crossing to provide global network connectivity. Under the seven-year contract, Global Crossing will provide a fully managed, terrestrial and satellite IP-based network connecting more than 7,000 users at 260 offices in 110 countries.

The British Council is a registered charity whose aim is to stimulate and promote cultural relations and educational partnerships between the UK and the rest of the world. Now in its 70th year, the British Council is implementing a new global network to enable the organization to broaden its influence as the world's largest international cultural relations organization. Under its Strategy 2010, the British Council will extend services to millions more people and improve the way in which knowledge is shared globally, including services such as Internet and e-mail access, large file transfers, content distribution and videoconferencing.


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