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Press Release -- March 17th, 2010
Source: Global Crossing
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, Exchange, Video, VoIP

Global Crossing Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine’s 2009 Product of the Year Award

Global Crossing SIP Trunking Solution Recognized for Outstanding Innovation

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Florham Park, N.J. — Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has recognized Global Crossing’s Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) Trunking solution with its 2009 Product of the Year Award.

Global Crossing’s industry-leading suite of SIP Trunking services enables organizations to replace traditional circuit-based fixed public switched telephone network (PSTN) lines with scalable bandwidth over a single Internet Protocol (IP) connection for high-quality and cost-effective global collaboration and unified communication applications. Global Crossing was one of the first SIP Trunking service providers qualified for use with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

“SIP Trunking has become the interconnection standard for VoIP calling applications offering enterprises significant cost-savings and improved global communications,” said Debra Swann, Global Crossing’s vice president of marketing. “We’re pleased that our SIP Trunking services have been recognized for innovation by a leading trade publication in IP communications technologies.”

Global Crossing’s SIP Trunking suite of services includes Global Crossing VoIP Outbound™, Global Crossing VoIP Local Service™, Global Crossing VoIP Toll Free™ and Global Crossing VoIP On-Net Plus™. These services support unified communications applications such as “presence aware” functionality, chat sessions, conferencing, application sharing and video services that help facilitate communications among multinational enterprises. SIP Trunking eliminates the need for complicated and costly gateways, bridges and other equipment while maximizing bandwidth utilization in a converged IP environment.

In 2009, Global Crossing worked with Microsoft to provide an enhanced service offering that links Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Global Crossing SIP Trunking. Global Crossing is part of a limited group of service providers worldwide that has been qualified to provide SIP Trunking for Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

Only products that meet rigorous and extensive testing requirements and conform to the specifications and test plans will receive qualification from Microsoft. This qualification program ensures that customers have seamless experiences with setup, support, and use of qualified telephony infrastructure and services with Microsoft’s unified communications software.


INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers.  For more information, please visit

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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.

Please visit for more information about Global Crossing.

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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.


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