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Press Release -- January 8th, 2015
Source: global-cloud-xchange, gtt

GTT Selects Global Cloud Xchange for High Speed, Diverse Trans-Atlantic Connectivity

High performance and scalable global network enables GTT to benefit from advance technology and cost savings across US and Europe

NEW YORK & PARIS, January 7, 2015: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), today announced that it will deliver 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity between US and Europe to GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: ‘GTT’) on its Trans-Atlantic FA-1 North and South cables.

GTT operates a global Tier 1 IP network connecting any location in the world and with any application in the cloud. Due to its significant growth and rapid increase in business throughout Europe and the United States, GTT partnered with GCX for a high-speed, low-latency 100 GbE IP backbone to meet the needs of its multinational clients.

“The addition of 100 Gigabit waves increases our backbone capacity by deploying advanced network infrastructure,” said Rick Calder, GTT President and CEO. “Working with GCX enables us to expand bandwidth capability and deliver advanced cloud networking services to multinational clients across a highly-resilient and low-latency network.”

“We are seeing an increasing demand for high-bandwidth connectivity, driven by new technology and cloud-based applications, and we must always ensure that our network leads the industry in terms of technology and cost efficiency. Our continued investments in Trans-Atlantic FA-1 network provide large enterprises, carriers and wholesale customers such as GTT, with world-class infrastructure, while delivering additional capacity along the critical Trans-Atlantic corridor today and in the future,” said Wilfred Kwan, Chief Operating Officer, GCX.

GCX Trans-Atlantic FA-1 network carries more than 4Tbps of critical business data, pioneering strong business relationships with our customers with the flexibility to scale the capacity up to 30Tbps, allowing us to address the ever growing bandwidth demand in this region very cost-effectively for many years to come. The FA-1 North submarine network services between London and New York, while FA-1 South submarine network links New York to Paris.

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