Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Global Crossing to Extend Core Network to Costa Rica

Global Crossing announced plans to extend its Pan American Crossing (PAC) system, which runs along the west coast of Central America from Panama to Los Angeles, to Costa Rica.

The project requires additional governmental approval, and construction is expected to be complete as early as fourth quarter 2007.

As part of the cable landing agreement, Global Crossing also announced that it will donate an STM1 to the Costa Rican academic sector, the largest donation of its kind in the history of the country.

Costa Rica's Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), the state-run entity responsible for the nation's telecommunications, and the national Internet Service Provider Radiografica Costarricense, also agreed to purchase 24 STM-1 Private Lines, the equivalent of 3.732 Gbps of bandwidth, from Global Crossing. One STM-1 is equivalent to 155.52 Mbps.

Global Crossing also recently announced it will be making upgrades to its Mid-Atlantic Crossing (MAC) system, which connects North America to Latin America through the Caribbean.

See also