Sao Paulo, Brazil - Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP and Ethernet solutions provider, today announced it has expanded its agreement with BRQ IT Services, a leading IT services company in the country, to provide Managed WAN Optimization services. Global Crossing's WAN connects BRQ’s data center in the state of São Paulo to more than 2,500 employees distributed in the cities of São Paulo, Barueri, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Fortaleza and Brasilia.
BRQ will use the Global Crossing service to provide access to shared applications, such as remote file servers, billing and accounting systems. The service significantly reduces latency, optimizing the performance of distributed applications and, as a result, improves employee productivity.
"A network perfectly in tune with our business requirements and the implementation of the right tools is essential to ensuring the performance of the applications that are important to our business," explained José Carlos Magno, Infrastructure Manager at BRQ. "Global Crossing has provided our communications link and our Multi Protocol Label Switching network since 2008, and consistently delivers innovations that improve our communications infrastructure.”
"BRQ is operating at a new level of network performance focused on the visibility of applications,” said Marcos Malfatti, senior vice president of Sales at Global Crossing Brazil. “The result is the alignment of costs with higher productivity, and is an example of how Global Crossing can help customers continuously improve their performance in multiple locations, nationally or globally."
International Data Corporation, a global provider of market intelligence, named BRQ the second largest applications company in Brazil. In addition, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals has awarded BRQ "Best Rising Star" in the categories Latin America, Financial Industry and Billing.
Global Crossing’s Network Management Solutions enable customers to delegate to Global Crossing operational tasks and activities associated with monitoring the telecommunications network, enabling the customer to focus on its core business.
Founded in 1993, BRQ is a leading provider of IT services in the country. With agility and flexibility, it constantly seeks to exceed the expectations of its customers, and is recognized by IDC as the second largest national applications company. It is also a leader in applications for the financial industry, and was recently honored by IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals) as "Best Rising Star" in the categories Latin America, Financial Industry and Billing.
With offers ranging from outsourcing, software factory, development of customized projects, mobility solutions, BI, ECM, BPM, ALM to consulting and infrastructure, BRQ grows on average 30% per year and in 2010 had revenues of R$ 250 million, with over 2,500 professionals distributed in its Sao Paulo, Barueri, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Brasilia and New York branches.
For more information visit: www.brq.com
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 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.
Please visit www.globalcrossing.com for more information about Global Crossing.
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