o Global Crossing expands existing relationship by offering additional broadband services to OneCommunity.
o Companies will jointly offer VoIP and IP videoconferencing to OneCommunity subscribers.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 19 // -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) announced today it has renewed and expanded its relationship with OneCommunity, an innovative and internationally recognized ultra broadband services and applications provider for a wide range of municipal and non-profit organizations in Northeastern Ohio. Under terms of a new agreement, Global Crossing is providing Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) services to OneCommunity to maximize their existing infrastructure and investment and increase value to the participants in their network. The two companies will also jointly market Global Crossing's enterprise Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and IP videoconferencing offerings, including IP Video and iVideoconferencing, to OneCommunity subscribers.
"Global Crossing has been a reliable and consistent network partner that has in turn enabled us to deliver quality next-generation broadband services to community governments and nonprofits such as the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University and the City of Cleveland in northeastern Ohio," said Scot Rourke, president of OneCommunity. "Through Global Crossing, OneCommunity is expanding its future offerings to include VoIP and IP videoconferencing services -- everything an intelligent community requires to do business in our region and around the world."
Founded in 2003, OneCommunity serves research, education, government, healthcare, culture and other nonprofit facilities via a 10-gigabit backbone with one gigabit uplinks. Its success has brought Cleveland the distinction of being the only U.S. city named to a list of seven finalists for the "Intelligent Community of the Year" award sponsored by the Intelligent Community Forum, ComputerWorld's Global Laureate Award for successfully leveraging technology to benefit society, and was declared last year by Intel Corp. as a "Top Four Worldwide Digital Community."
OneCommunity has been a Global Crossing customer for the past two years and continues to experience exponential growth each year attributed to both an expanded customer base and substantial usage growth enabled by the fiber-optic community network. As an example, One Community's first customer, Case Western Reserve University has seen usage by students, faculty and researchers surge literally ten-fold in the past two years. For the first time, the two companies will also jointly market VoIP Outbound, VoIP Local and IP video and iVideoconferencing to OneCommunity subscribers.
"By leveraging Global Crossing's IP solutions, OneCommunity offers its subscribers leading-edge services, further supporting the growth of businesses and nonprofits in northeastern Ohio," said Mike Toplisek, Global Crossing's senior vice president, enterprise sales. "We're delighted to be a key provider to OneCommunity and assist them in expanding their subscriber offering to include VoIP and our award winning iVideoconferencing services."
Global Crossing Enterprise VoIP Services may be provisioned over DIA, public Internet or fully meshed IP VPN connections, providing unlimited VoIP Local Services and VoIP Outbound connection options to maximize flexibility and control expenses. Global Crossing's VoIP Local Service is a direct inward dial service that offers local origination for nationwide local numbers through a single IP point of interconnection as a cost-effective alternative to traditional toll-free applications.
Global Crossing's award winning iVideoconferencing allows customers to place ISDN calls directly on Global Crossing's IP network and transports them directly to service nodes around the world. This results in increased quality and ISDN cost reductions of 40 to 70 percent as compared to calls switched over traditional voice networks. IP Video is a videoconferencing transport vehicle that uses Global Crossing's fully meshed MPLS-based global IP VPN to augment existing legacy infrastructure.
OneCommunity is a non-profit organization that serves as northeast Ohio's platform for collaboration and innovation leveraging its regional community fiber-optic network. OneCommunity also partners with leading technology businesses to develop innovative new services and applications that drive economic development, enhanced quality of life and create economic opportunities for the region.
Connecting, Enabling and Transforming our Community: www.OneCommunity.org.
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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 Solutions and Global Crossing VoIP services, to 36 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.
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