High-Speed Network Broadcasts Live Baseball Action in High Definition to Computer Screens Everywhere
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced that it has partnered with MLB.com, the official Web site of Major League Baseball, to provide high-speed, high-capacity connectivity among all 30 Major League ballparks and the MLB.com servers in New York City, allowing the league to distribute live streaming video and other information to its online subscriber base.
The Global Crossing Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) enables MLB.com’s subscribers to watch a full season of 2,430 live games — in high-definition (HD) video quality — and to have real-time access to baseball news, statistics, in-game video highlights and other information about their favorite teams and players on their computers and mobile devices. Global Crossing’s Converged IP Services allow MLB.com to deliver these services over Global Crossing’s global, IP-based Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network with the benefit of agreed service level parameters.
“Adopting managed services allows us to focus our internal resources on core competencies while servicing day-to-day requirements through technology delivered as a service,” said Joe Choti, chief technology officer, MLB.com. “We selected Global Crossing because they were able to deliver the bandwidth and scalability we needed while being continuously accessible and meeting a number of significant challenges.”
Global Crossing installed 155 Megabits per second (155Mbps) fiber optic access loops at each ballpark and a 2.5 Gigabits per second (2.5Gbps) access loop in New York to allow connection to Global Crossing’s network.
“We’ve enjoyed ongoing success with Global Crossing Converged IP Services, and we’re delighted to be able to bring our experience to bear for MLB.com and baseball fans everywhere,” said Neil Barua, Global Crossing’s managing director for North America. “Global Crossing has invested in the skills and technology required to meet our customers’ growing demand for managed services and to differentiate our offerings in the market.”
Global Crossing Converged IP Services enable high-quality, high-security any-to-any connectivity. The service delivers appropriate levels of latency, jitter and packet loss to ensure the successful concurrent handling of multiple types of traffic, especially voice and video. It is backed by comprehensive service-level agreements (SLAs) covering the overall performance of the service, and online access to real-time and historical service-performance reports.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
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 www.globalcrossing.com for more information about 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.
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