Connects more than 700 universities in Latin America with institutions globally
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2010
Santiago, Chile — Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced that RedCLARA (Cooperación Latinoamericana de Redes Avanzadas), an academic consortium devoted to research and education in Latin America, has signed a three-year contract for connectivity solutions between São Paulo, Brazil and Madrid, Spain. This solution expands RedCLARA’s current relationship with Global Crossing – which includes colocation services in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, México, Panamá, Peru and Venezuela – and enables RedCLARA to connect its network of more than 700 universities and research centers in Latin America with more than 3,500 academic institutions throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
RedCLARA is a nonprofit international organization that connects Latin American academic networks. In addition to providing international links and colocation services, Global Crossing will now provide fully redundant, high capacity, clear channel International Private Line service between São Paulo and Madrid, supporting academic users at universities, observatories and research centers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
“With Global Crossing’s high-speed, trans-Atlantic transport service, RedCLARA acquires a network solution with high capacity, reliability and security to provide our users with greater efficiency and optimum network performance,” said Florencio Utreras, executive director of CLARA.
“Global Crossing’s proposal highlighted our differentiators in global connectivity and customer focus during a competitive and challenging selection process,” noted Gabriel Holgado, senior vice president of Carrier Services for Global Crossing in Latin America and the Caribbean.
“Our in-depth solutions and understanding of RedCLARA’s user requirements were key to developing a competitive offer,” added Holgado.
RedCLARA, Spanish acronym for Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks, is a non-profit international organization in legal existence dating since December 23, 2004, when it was recognized as such through legislation by the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.
The vision of RedCLARA is to be a Latin American system of collaboration by means of advanced telecommunications networks for research, innovation and education.
RedCLARA develops and operates an advanced Internet network that was established in Latin America for regional interconnection in the year 2004, and connected to GÉANT2 (pan-European advanced network), first through the ALICE Projects (2003-2008) and ALICE2 (2008-2012), co- financed by the European Commission through EuropeAid, via its @LIS Programs and @LISII. RedCLARA is comprised of 17 Latin American countries, 13 of which are currently connected to its advanced Internet network, pending connection of the other four during the course of 2011.
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In Latin America, Global Crossing´s business has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, the United States (Florida) and the Caribbean region. In addition to its IP-based, fiber-optic network, Global Crossing’s regional infrastructure includes 15 metropolitan networks and 15 world-class data centers located in the main business centers of Latin America.
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