Monday, January 19, 2009

Global Crossing Adds 600 Gbps to Atlantic Crossing Cable

During the first half of 2009, Global Crossing will be adding 600 Gbps of transport capacity to the Atlantic Crossing (AC-1) Northern and Southern routes. Global Crossing's Atlantic Crossing -1 South route connects Brookhaven, New York, to the United Kingdom. Atlantic Crossing -1 North connects Brookhaven, New York, to Germany and the Netherlands.

"We continue to make strategic investments in network infrastructure in support of strong growth around the world," said John Legere, Global Crossing's CEO. "We are increasing capacity on our Atlantic Crossing undersea system to accommodate our carrier and service provider customers' requirements for IP connectivity and broadband services, such as social media and content delivery networks."

Global Crossing noted that it has been enhancing its IP Supercore since 2006. Each of the Juniper T-640 routers in the company's IP Supercore is capable of terabit speeds for future expansion. Early in 2008, the company extended it to three South American cities to accommodate the growing traffic generated by high-bandwidth applications in that region. Juniper T-640 routers were added to the network in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Last year, Global Crossing inaugurated a fiber optic cable landing on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. The new cable connection is an extension of the Pan American Crossing (PAC(R)), which connects the United States' west coast, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands, in addition to the east coast of the United States, South America, Europe and Asia, via Global Crossing's other underwater cable systems. Global Crossing also expanded the capacity on its Mid-Atlantic Crossing undersea fiber-optic cable system by adding 340 Gbps.

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