Global Crossing Upgrades Network Capacity

Global Crossing is significantly expanding capacity on its Mid-Atlantic Crossing (MAC), South American Crossing (SAC) and Pan American Crossing (PAC) undersea fiber-optic cable systems to meet growing demand for converged services.

“The investments we are making are in response to the continued demand Global Crossing is experiencing across our global network,” said John Legere, Global Crossing’s CEO. “We are increasing capacity on our undersea systems to accommodate our enterprise, carrier and service provider customers’ requirements for IP connectivity and transport services, such as video over IP, social media and content delivery networks.”

The company is adding capacity to its MAC and SAC subsea systems. Upgrades to the MAC, targeted for the third quarter of this year, include adding capacity on all routes between New York, St. Croix, and Florida.

Upgrades to SAC will include adding capacity across all system segments, including the Trans-Andean Crossing (TAC), and the crossing among Panama, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands. These upgrades will be ready for service on a phased schedule during the third and fourth quarters of this year.

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