Global Crossing's Industry-leading IP VPN Enhancements Maximize Network Productivity
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Global Crossing, Ltd.
360 N. Crescent Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210
Press release date: June 5, 2006
iMPLS Option B delivers more intelligent, scalable IP VPN interconnections. Enhanced MLPPP feature delivers increased bandwidth efficiencies. cRTP feature enables more simultaneous VoIP calls.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 5 - Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) today announced the latest enhancements to its Global Crossing IP VPN Service(TM). These enhancements will enable customers to maximize network productivity by improving performance, increasing bandwidth efficiencies and reducing expenses, while placing fewer demands on their network resources.
Among the latest industry-leading enhancements is iMPLS Option B, which improves Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) connectivity between partner networks, offering customers more intelligent, transparent and scalable network reach that improves overall network efficiencies. The feature allows a VPN to cross the network backbone of more than one service provider, enabling customers to reach more locations and a wider customer base. It also provides customers with seamless connectivity to ensure uninterrupted business communications.
"Global Crossing continues to invest in the advanced IP technology enhancements that meet the performance and scalability needs of multinational enterprises," said Anthony Christie, Global Crossing's chief marketing officer. "These latest enhancements ensure our customers a leading-edge, converged IP environment for maximum performance and network efficiency while reducing total cost of ownership."
Global Crossing continues to experience accelerating IP traffic growth at rates faster than the industry in general, driven by the growth for IP VPN and converged IP services during 2005 and continuing through the first quarter of 2006. IP traffic on Global Crossing's global IP backbone increased 65 percent in 2005 and grew 26 percent in the first quarter of 2006. As Global Crossing continues to add feature enhancements that further improve an enterprise's total cost of ownership, converged IP and IP VPN growth rates are expected to remain strong.
Global Crossing's latest enhancements also include improved load balancing with Multi-Link Point-to-Point Protocol (MLPPP). By supporting multiple Classes of Service (CoS), MLPPP improves network performance and gives customers greater flexibility in network design. It allows all CoS to share the same connections while preserving CoS priority and Quality of Service (QoS) performance.
Packet interleaving allows IP VPN service customers to better utilize their existing network capacity, and it supports real-time and non-real-time data packets at lower speeds without causing excessive delay. When used with MLPPP, packet interleaving breaks incoming long packets into a sequence of shorter packets with enough information maintained to reassemble the initial long frame at the receiving end.
Finally, compressed Real-time Transport Protocol (cRTP) is an IP VPN enhancement that conserves bandwidth and allows users to better utilize their network resources. As a result, customers can send more Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls over their network, minimizing the need to invest in additional network infrastructure. cRTP reduces bandwidth consumption of VoIP calls by compressing packet headers and allows customers to transmit 20 to 60 percent more VoIP calls over a single connection.
"Global Crossing's latest enhancements to its IP VPN feature set -- including cRTP and the improved load balancing capability of its MLPPP -- make Global Crossing's industry leading IP VPN service an even more compelling offer in the marketplace," stated Josh Holbrook, senior analyst at Yankee Group. "Increasingly enterprises are looking to do more with less in managing their telecom spend, and Global Crossing's IP VPN Service delivers the higher performance and efficiency they seek."
Global Crossing IP VPN Service provides a private, scalable, reliable and cost-effective wide area network solution. It gives customers global access to pertinent information required to increase productivity, improve work flow, and quicken decision-making giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
In operation since 2001 and reaching more than 600 cities in 60 countries and six continents, Global Crossing's MPLS-based IP VPN service runs directly on the company's global fiber-optic network, which operates at 99.999 percent availability. Global Crossing's IP VPN offering supports multiple classes of service. In addition to secure data transport, the IP VPN offering also provides access to VoIP, IP Video and other IP services, providing a complete platform for managing the transition to IP convergence.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects more than 300 cities in 28 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 600 cities in 60 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.
Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world's enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive. The company offers a full range of managed data and voice products including Global Crossing IP VPN Service, Global Crossing Managed Services and Global Crossing VoIP services, to 36 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.
Please visit http://www.globalcrossing.com/ for more information about Global Crossing.
CONTACT GLOBAL CROSSING: Press Contacts Tom Topalian + 1 973 937 0154 PR@globalcrossing.com
Kendra Langlie Latin America + 1 305 808 5912 LatAmPR@globalcrossing.com
Mish Desmidt Europe + 44 (0) 1256 732 866 EuropePR@globalcrossing.com
Source: Global Crossing