Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Global Crossing Extends IP Network to Latin America

Global Crossing has expanded its converged IP services in Latin America. Global Crossing is supplementing the core functionality of its MPLS-network backbone with "Supercore" routing platforms. In addition to the Supercore routers already installed in St. Croix, USVI and Fort Amador, Panama, the company now has installed these routers in Buenos Aires, Santiago and Sao Paulo, as well. This triples PoP-to-PoP core capacity and enables OC192 (10 Gbps SONET) connections on the company's South American Crossing (SAC) undersea fiber-optic cable system, which rings Latin America.

Global Crossing's fiber-optic MPLS-te network supports VoIP, IP VPN and IP video services.

The SAC system includes approximately 12,000 route miles (20,000 Km) of fiber-optic cable and landing stations in St. Croix, USVI; Fortaleza, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santos, Brazil; Las Toninas, Argentina; Valparaiso, Chile; Lurin, Peru; Fort Amador, Panama; and Puerto Viejo, Venezuela. Fort Amador and Puerto Viejo are shared by Global Crossing's Pan American Crossing (PAC) undersea system. http://www.globalcrossing.comLast month, Global Crossing announced that it had expanded SAC by 100 Gbps of transport capacity.

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