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Global Crossing Wins Three CALA MEF Carrier Ethernet Service Provider Awards

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. Jan. 31, 2011 Caribbean Latin America Miami, Florida January 24, 2011

Caribbean Nan Chen

The "Best Business Ethernet Service" award recognizes retail and enterprise services with an emphasis on innovation combined with real business benefits and value-added features, such as Classes of Service (CoS) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).  "Best Marketing" recognizes the value in spreading the word about the many benefits of Carrier Ethernet.

The "Service Provider of the Year" is awarded on the basis of the cumulative score from all categories plus additional factors, such as the company’s specific regional coverage, access technologies and partnership agreements.

Dave Carey EtherSphere™

Global Crossing EtherSphere services, which are available in 26 countries, provide standard global end-to-end performance and fault management; standard PoP-to-PoP SLAs or available end-to-end SLAs with performance assurance; and six Classes of Service for flexibility in traffic ranking and prioritization.  

Camille Mendler

North America Asia-Pacific Europe Middle East Africa Caribbean Latin America

Global Crossing EtherSphere WAN services are available globally to enterprise and wholesale customers in multipoint-to-multipoint, point-to-multipoint and point-to-point configurations.  The technology is reliable; can easily accommodate additional bandwidth in small increments; offers cost efficiencies traditionally associated with Ethernet; and interworks with other Global Crossing WAN solutions, such as Global Crossing IP Virtual Private Networks and Internet access.  The services are provided over Global Crossing’s dedicated Multi-Protocol Label Switching global network to ensure high-speed, reliable, region-to-region connectivity.


The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 170 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations.  The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services.  The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.


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 service. 

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.


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SOURCE Global Crossing

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