Global Crossing SIP Trunking Solutions Qualify for Microsoft(R) Lync(TM) Server 2010

By Global Crossing, PRNE
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey, November 17, 2010 - Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider,
today announced that its portfolio of Session Initiated Protocol (SIP)
Trunking solutions are qualified for Microsoft(R) Lync(TM) Server 2010,
enabling a feature-rich unified communications (UC) experience to customers

Formerly known as Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 (R2), Lync
2010 is the next generation of Microsoft Corp's UC server and software
that enables businesses to connect in new ways, anytime, anywhere. Global
Crossing is among a group of qualified SIP Trunking providers worldwide
working with beta customers on SIP Trunking testing with Lync Server 2010.

"Global Crossing provides customers a portfolio of SIP Trunking services
to complement their Lync deployments," said Kirk Gregersen, senior director
of product management, Microsoft Lync. "We are pleased to be working with
Global Crossing in bringing cost effective solutions to customers in
transforming their communications."

SIP Trunking is the enabling technology that network providers rely on
when establishing a broad range of UC tools such as "presence" solutions.
Lync Server 2010 allows end-users to access presence-based features such as
sending and receiving instant messages from within Microsoft Word documents
or SharePoint sites.

Global Crossing's SIP Trunking solutions offer cost savings by
eliminating the deployment and management of additional communications
equipment. This simplified infrastructure increases productivity through
easier-to-use communications tools and maximized bandwidth utilization in a
converged environment.

"We were one of the first service providers qualified for Microsoft's
communications platform," said Dave Carey, Global Crossing's chief marketing
officer. "SIP Trunking provides us with a technical aptitude, reach, and
customer service advantage that enables enterprises to migrate to the new
server without service interruptions."

Global Crossing's network throughout Europe, North America and Latin
offers a UC experience for Lync Server 2010 users around the world.
The SIP Trunking solutions that support Lync Server 2010 include Global
Crossing VoIP Outbound(TM), Global Crossing VoIP Local Service(TM) and Global
Crossing VoIP Toll Free(TM).

These solutions combine voice, instant messaging, web, audio and
videoconferencing services into a seamless, cost-effective and convenient
global communications tool to help enterprises increase employee
productivity. Global Crossing VoIP Local Service recently expanded to include
a total of 27 countries worldwide, with enhanced capabilities in select
European countries.

"As a provider of contact center software and IT services that leverage
unified communications, and a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, Aspect has
been working closely with Global Crossing to test SIP Trunking in support of
Microsoft Lync 2010," said Jamie Ryan, chief information officer (CIO) at
Aspect. "Global Crossing's SIP Trunking solutions have enabled us to
successfully manage off-net calling over a high quality IP connection while
trialing the latest in Microsoft UC technology."

According to IDC, a leading industry research firm, the U.S. SIP trunking
services market is projected to surpass $1.47 billion in revenue by 2014,
representing growth of 39.8 percent between 2009 and 2014.


Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) is a leading global IP and Ethernet
solutions provider with the world's first integrated global IP-based network.
The company offers a full range of data, voice and collaboration services
with an industry leading customer experience and delivers service to
approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as to 700 carriers,
mobile operators and ISPs. It delivers converged IP services to more than 700
cities in more than 70 countries around the world.

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Global Crossing.

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.

    Press Contacts
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    Latin America

    Jennifer Campbell

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    Mark Gottlieb


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