Global Crossing joins Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange (LU-CIX)

Global Crossing, a provider of global IP solutions and a […]

March 11, 2010

Global Crossing, a provider of global IP solutions and a Tier 1 Carrier, is expanding its presence in Luxemburg by becoming a member of LU-CIX, the Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange. This network expansion by Global Crossing offers enterprises, carriers and service providers, located within the country, access to the largest and most secure IP network globally.

Global Crossing provides high capacity backbone and transport services, global enterprise network services and internet access services to companies worldwide. It offers a wide range of data, voice and collaboration solutions. Until now, its presence in Luxemburg has been limited, but by becoming a member of LU-CIX, Global Crossing’s IP Transit and Direct Internet Access services can be provided either directly on Global Crossing’s equipment in eBRC Windhof, or via LU-CIX and all data centres where LU-CIX is accessible.

“This partnership and our recent investments in this region are extremely important to Global Crossing,” said Ted Higase, Managing Director EMEA at Global Crossing. “Luxembourg fits perfectly with our strategy of becoming Europe’s recognised leader in global, next generation IP solutions”.

“Global Crossing will now be able to deliver its global communication solutions to the financial, media and e-commerce sectors in Luxembourg, while also addressing the requirements of carriers, service providers and web-hosting companies in the country.” “We are committed to our work within the region and to developing Luxembourg into a major European IT, telecommunications and Internet hub.” To further enhance its presence in Luxembourg, the company has also opened a new Point of Presence at the BCE data centre with the installation of a new EtherExtendSM Access Service Router (ASR). The ASR provides Ethernet access to Global Crossing’s recently announced EtherSphere™ VPLS service, Layer 3 MPLS VPN service, and dedicated internet access.

LU-CIX is more than an Internet eXchange, it is a distribution platform for new creative Internet services. Thanks to its proximity to other Internet hubs such as Frankfurt, Amsterdam, or London, LU-CIX presents a smart alternative to established Internet eXchange points.

Marco Houwen, President of LU-CIX asbl, concludes, “We are proud to welcome such a high profile and leading Internet communications company that is Global Crossing, as a member of LU-CIX. This will certainly contribute to enhance LU-CIX’s activities even further and position Luxembourg as a strong European Internet hub”.

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