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Press Release -- September 16th, 2010
Source: Global Crossing
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, Exchange, Telepresence, VoIP

Global Crossing Achieves InformationWeek 500 Distinction for Eighth Consecutive Year

Company’s Innovative SIP Trunking Services Played Role in Achieving this Honor

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — For the eighth consecutive year, Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, announced that it was ranked in the 2010 InformationWeek 500 annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology.  The company merited the ranking due to its industry-leading SIP Trunking services.

“This marks the eighth consecutive year Global Crossing has earned a spot on the prestigious InformationWeek 500 list, underscoring our history of innovation,” said Anthony Christie, Global Crossing’s chief technology officer and chief information officer.  “Global Crossing’s SIP Trunking services support telepresence and other unified communications applications that help businesses communicate around the globe easily and seamlessly.  We’re pleased that InformationWeek continues to recognize the innovative services that come out of Global Crossing.”

Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) trunking extends Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) equipment by connecting VoIP-enabled phones, desktops and devices from the local, physical network to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) or other all-digital networks.  It is considered the interconnection standard for VoIP applications that offers enterprises significant cost savings, productivity gains and efficiencies.

“For 22 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor-In-Chief Rob Preston.  “As we start to emerge from the worst recession in decades, the IT focus is now on driving growth — new sources of revenue, new relationships with customers, even new business models.  This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those companies and business technology executives leading that charge.”

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies.  Top winners have included:  CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum.  The InformationWeek 500 ranking is unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

The 2010 InformationWeek 500 listing can be found online at:

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.

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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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