Global Crossing extends IP network into Eastern Europe

Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) sees potential in Eastern Europe, so it's bringing its IP-based global network to data center facilities in Sofia, Bulgaria; Bucharest, Romania; and Bratislava, Slovakia.  

With a focus on scaling its customer base in these regions, tenants that reside in these data centers will be able to access Global Crossing's IP Transit and Dedicated Internet Access services. Because Global Crossing can leverage its Tier 1 IP network to get to the Internet, the owners of these data centers can meet their disaster recovery requirements.

Overall, Global Crossing's movement into the Eastern European market appears to be one of many initiatives under its invest/grow strategy.

The service provider's invest/grow strategy, which grew 6 percent in revenue in 2009, centers around two main initiatives: regional network expansion and the expansion of emerging IP-based services for both its enterprise and wholesale carrier and content customers.

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