Global Crossing Establishes PoP in IstanbulBy Global Crossing, PRNE
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Partners with Pantel to Extend its Global Network to Turkey
FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey, February 9, 2011 - Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC), a leading global IP and Ethernet
solutions provider, today announced it has established a Point of Presence
(PoP) in Istanbul to provide multinational enterprises in the region with
extended global network service. The PoP is colocated in Pantel's data
center. Pantel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turk Telekom, is a leading
provider of international telecommunications services across Central Eastern
Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, and the Caucasus region.
The new service will connect Global Crossing's customers around the globe
to Turkey, with Global Crossing's reliable, fully redundant and scalable
global Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network providing Ethernet and
Fast Ethernet private line services. Customers will also have access to
Global Crossing EtherSphere(TM) services and Global Crossing Converged IP
Services(TM), including Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN)
service and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA).
"As the needs of today's global businesses continue to evolve, our
customers are demanding more flexible and efficient high-performance network
solutions," said Ted Higase, managing director, Global Crossing UK and EMEA.
"We are delighted to be able to offer our customers high-quality, highly
reliable access to the important business center of Istanbul."
"We are always looking for ways to add value to our partners and bring
them closer to their customers. Hosting Global Crossing's PoP gives their
customers a local presence, for global connectivity," said Gregg Betz, CEO of
Pantel. "With the ever-increasing demand among enterprises for multinational
broadband services, we are pleased to be partnering with Global Crossing."
Ethernet private lines are part of Global Crossing's complete portfolio
of worldwide Ethernet services. The company's EtherSphere family of services
delivers worldwide Ethernet-based wide area network solutions. EtherSphere's
virtual private LAN services (VPLS) provide the flexibility enterprises need
to decrease network management costs, provide diversity, and improve
connectivity among geographically dispersed locations. EtherSphere provides
economies of scale to support converged services on a single connection.
Global Crossing's IP VPN service provides one of the highest performing
and most versatile network solutions currently available, delivering true
global reach, scalable connectivity, greater security, guaranteed quality of
service, multiple access options and flexible billing options. Global
Crossing's services are backed by comprehensive Service Level Agreements
(SLAs) covering the overall performance of the service, and on-line access to
real-time and historical service-performance reports.
Pantel is a leading telecommunication operator in the CEE region, Turkey
and the Middle East. It provides a full range of Internet/data services,
infrastructure and wholesale voice services to incumbents, alternative
carriers, mobile operators, cable TV companies, Internet service providers
and corporate customers. Pantel is owned 100% by Turk Telekom. Pantel
provides single account management and unified network operations over the
entire Pantel network which includes: 19 countries in Central and Eastern
Europe, Turkey, Middle East and the Caucasus. Pantel offers premium quality
telecommunication solutions in the form of: guaranteed SLA-s, local experts,
dedicated staff, centralized end-to-end network management, trustworthy and
reliable attitude, delivering on commitments, on-time delivery, tailor-made,
scalable and cost-effective technical solutions and a proven management team
with a full service portfolio.
For more information, please visit www.pantel.co
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) is a leading global IP, Ethernet, data
center and video solutions provider with the world's first integrated global
IP-based network. The company offers a full range of data, voice,
collaboration, broadcast and media services delivered with superior customer
Global Crossing provides services to enterprises (including approximately
40 percent of the Fortune 500); government departments and agencies; and 700
carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. It delivers converged IP services to
more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries, and has 17 world-class data
centers in major business centers around the globe.
Please visit www.globalcrossing.com for more information about
Statements in this press release about expected future events and
financial results are forward-looking and subject to risks and uncertainties
that could cause the actual results to differ materially, including risks
referenced from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Global Crossing undertakes no duty to update information
contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.
CONTACT GLOBAL CROSSING: Press Contacts Rich Larris +1-973-937-0153 Richard.Larris@globalcrossing.com Paula Vivo Latin America +55-11-3957-2424 Paula.Vivo@globalcrossing.com Michael Schneider UK and Europe +44-1270-534204 Michael.Schneider@globalcrossing.com Analysts/Investors Contact Mark Gottlieb +1-800-836-0342 email@example.com CONTACT PANTEL: Edina Rozsahegyi Head of Marketing +36-20-983-4425 firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Contacts: Rich Larris, +1-973-937-0153, Richard.Larris at globalcrossing.com, or Paula Vivo, Latin America, +55-11-3957-2424, Paula.Vivo at globalcrossing.com, or Michael Schneider, UK and Europe, +44-1270-534204, Michael.Schneider at globalcrossing.com; Analysts/Investors Contact: Mark Gottlieb, +1-800-836-0342, glbc at globalcrossing.com; CONTACT PANTEL: Edina Rozsahegyi, Head of Marketing, +36-20-983-4425, erozsahegyi at pantel.co
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