Sunday, October 9, 2005

Global Crossing Deploys IPv6 in Global Network

Global Crossing has deployed IPv6 natively across it's global IP network. IPv6 is now a standard service component in Global Crossing's global Internet Access Services. The company also confirmed that its global MPLS-based IP VPN infrastructure will be fully IPv6-enabled by the end of 2005.

"IPv6 adds tremendous intelligence, flexibility and scalability to ubiquitous communications," said Anthony Christie, Global Crossing's chief marketing officer. "Governments, research and education networks, transportation companies and wireless carriers will benefit from its built-in security and self-authentication features, delivered over our global, MPLS- based backbone."

The U.S. government has mandated that its agencies adopt IPv6 in their core networks by 2008. Global Crossing serves federal enterprises with a suite of interoperable IP solutions running over its global network, and its capabilities enable the deployment of net-centric operations, as advocated by the Department of Defense (DoD).

Global Crossing is a member of the AT&T Government Solutions Enterprise Networx bid and has also partnered with Northrop Grumman to expand the U.S. Air Force's Distributed Mission Operations Network globally. The company also serves the UK government and has other significant contracts including the British Foreign Commonwealth Office, the British Council, and the UK Rail community.

Global Crossing also noted that Ireland's national research network HEAnet leverages Global Crossing's IPv6-enabled global backbone to empower more than 150,000 students, academics and researchers with high-speed Internet access.

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