IP Service extends LAN connections over WAN.

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Offering built-in redundancy and fault tolerance, Ethernet IP(TM) service provides scalable, point-to-point connection between 2 or more sites. It extends LANs connections seamlessly across WAN and lets ISPs transparently connect locations or access remote peering exchanges regardless of distance. Provisioned directly over Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet circuits, Ethernet IP can also provide point-to-point connections over SONET/SDH access circuits.



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Global Crossing Launches Ethernet IP Service



o Enterprises extend LAN connections seamlessly over the WAN.

o ISPs can leverage IP network to access regional peering locations.

o Customer operating costs reduced by up to 25 percent versus traditional private line alternatives.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Feb. 14 -- Addressing today's market demands for high-speed connectivity between customer sites and the rapid growth of Ethernet adoption, Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) today introduced Global Crossing Ethernet IP(TM) service, enabling customers with multiple corporate locations to simply extend their local area networks (LANs) across the wide area network (WAN). The new service allows customers to establish seamless, high-speed connections between two or more sites, whether across town or around the world.

"Our new Ethernet IP service is another example of how our IP network brings flexibility and scalability to our enterprise and service provider customers, supporting their IP applications," said Anthony Christie, Global Crossing's chief marketing officer. "Ethernet IP also provides a significantly lower total cost of ownership than traditional alternatives."

With Global Crossing Ethernet IP service, Internet service providers (ISPs) can transparently connect their locations or access remote peering exchanges, regardless of the distance, resulting in a simple, cost-effective alternative to long haul private line service. Powered by Global Crossing's worldwide multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network, Ethernet IP service eliminates the need for costly dedicated private line circuits and legacy equipment resulting in operational savings of up to 25 percent.

Ethernet IP service may be provisioned directly over Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet circuits for true end-to-end Ethernet connections. Alternatively, Ethernet IP can provide point-to-point connections over SONET/SDH access circuits at bandwidths ranging from DS3/E3 up to OC48/STM16.

"Global Crossing Ethernet IP service is an attractive alternative to private line services for ISPs and enterprises," stated Steve Harris, research manager at IDC. "With Global Crossing Ethernet IP Service, ISPs can eliminate the need for costly dedicated private line circuits."

Ethernet IP offers significant economic advantages over private lines in long-haul scenarios, with just a single monthly recurring charge, flexible billing options, low bandwidth commitments, and no additional port charges. Customers selecting Gigabit Ethernet connections have the flexibility to provision Internet access service over the same physical circuit, further reducing operating costs.

Ethernet IP provides a scalable, point-to-point connection between customer sites, with the built-in redundancy and fault tolerance of Global Crossing's worldwide MPLS-based IP network. As bandwidth requirements continue to grow, Global Crossing Ethernet IP service addresses increasing customer demand for flexible and economical high-speed Ethernet point-to-point connectivity.

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 and 30 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 500 major cities, 50 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 more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.

Please visit www.globalcrossing.com/ for more information about Global Crossing.

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