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Level 3 acquiring Global Crossing

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Level 3 (www.level3.com) is picking up Global Crossing (www.globalcrossing.com) for around $3 billion, including about $1.1 billion of debt on GC’s books and the rest in stock to GC shareholders.   The total company will (well, would have) combine 2010 revenues of $6.26 billion and adjusted EBITDA of $1.27 billion “before synergies” (i.e., job cuts, [...]

Everybody intros cloud-communications service for Enterprise Connect

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NOT from Orlando, Florida – Global Crossing, Verizon Business, and XO Communications all introduced cloud-based communications services today.

You can find more information on XO’s rollout of its HD voice and video service on HD Voice News.  Key points out of its release are 1) They’re supporting HD voice and video on an enterprise-basis [...]

Office Depot goes with Global Crossing

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Global Crossing announced it has signed up a Big Deal with Office Depot, providing the company with a large MPLS network for “more than 100” Office Depot warehouse distribution centers and large customer sites in the U.S., Europe, China and Israel.

It’s a three year, multimillion dollar contract providing Office Depot with a “strategic [...]

Global Crossing’s busy week: Buys Genesis Networks, announced 3Q10 results

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The investment relations people at Global Crossing (www.globalcrossing.com) have to be crazy-busy this week.  Just before announcing its third quarter 2010 results, the company announced it was acquiring global video services provider Genesis Networks.

Global Crossing is picking up Genesis for about $27 million, including covering $15 million in debt.   Genesis is described [...]

Global Crossing adds new desktop and mobile collaboration apps

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While I was running around at Metaswitch Forum last week, Global Crossing (www.globalcrossing.com) introduced Global Crossing Connect Solutions, a family of apps for collaboration built around a standard API. The pair of new apps expand how its customers can use Global Crossing Ready-Access collaboration services.

Global Crossing Connect Desktop enables users to join and [...]

Veraz (soon to be Dialogic) lands big GlobalCrossing win

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Veraz Networks (www.veraznetworks.com) – soon to be merged with Dialogic (www.dialogic.com) has landed a big win in Latin America.  The company’s ControlSwitch platform is being used by Global Crossing (www.globalcrossing.com) to interconnect networks in several Latin American countries.

Global Crossing is in the process of simplifying the management of its Latin American network.  Veraz’s [...]

Global Crossing carries MLB.com

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Global Crossing (www.globalcrossing) has installed some heavy duty bandwidth at baseball stadiums around the country as a part of its deal with MLB.com. 

The company has installed 155 Mbps circuits to all 30  Major League Baseball ballparks around the country and a whopping 2.5 Gbps circuit in New York to enable the MLB.com [...]

Putting markers down for HD Communications – Enterprise, North America, 2010

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During the VoIP Users Conference (VUC) call last Friday, I put down my markers for the advance of HD Voice in North America, using the statements and actions of various service providers to provide context for my predictions.

The benchmarks I used were–

Cablevision’s rollout of hosted HD Voice service  this summer – The [...]

Microsoft Office Communications Server gets another carrier

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Adam Uzelac — aka voiploser on Twitter — is tweeting Global Crossing rolling out Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) R2.   This makes two carriers that have embraced OCS for internal usage.

At VoiceCon this spring, Sprint was talking about its love for OCS and how it would save them a ton of money since [...]

HD Communications: The Third Wave

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Voice communications is entering into its third wave of evolution.  A third wave move to HD Communications represents an opportunity for carriers to redefine themselves and reassert their superiority relative to the “me too”  VoIP service providers that have driven cost down, but at the price [...]