Level 3 brings MPLS services to Globalstar

Level 3 Communications is implementing a fully meshed MPLS network for international satellite provider Globalstar Communications' worldwide ground station locations.

Financial details about this contract were not revealed.

In upgrading its backbone infrastructure, Globalstar said that Level 3's network and services bring a set of its resilient, secure and redundant capabilities.

The selection of Level 3's meshed MPLS network is part of Globalstar's broader second generation deployment for 2015.

"Level 3 was a logical choice for many reasons, including their deep U.S. fiber footprint which we plan to use for our terrestrial low power service (TLPS) wireless broadband deployment," said Jay Monroe, CEO of Globalstar.

Gaining this contract with Globalstar is another key win for Level 3, particularly as it looks to establish a greater footprint in more global network accounts that are looking for an alternative player for higher bandwidth MPLS and IP-based services.

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