Broadwing extends global converged services

Broadwing Communications today expanded global availability of the Layer 3 MPLS component of its converged services VPN suite via an agreement with Global Crossing.

With the demand for Layer 2 and Layer 3 MPLS services continuing to increase, Broadwing’s converged offering allows businesses to meet their growing network needs worldwide. As a result of the new Global Crossing agreement, Broadwing’s international coverage for converged services now encompasses most of the world’s major business centers in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

“Before selecting Global Crossing, Broadwing conducted extensive research with multiple carriers to select the best option for this expansion,” said Scott Widham, co-CEO of Broadwing. “Our agreement with Global Crossing further actualizes our successful international best-of-breed multi-supplier strategy, which we believe provides our customers with unsurpassed route diversity, network stability, access options, economy and in-country expertise.”

Global Crossing, a worldwide provider of IP voice, video and data services, increases the number of countries in which Broadwing can now offer converged services. Global Crossing operates one of the world’s largest global networks, delivering services to more than 600 cities in 60 countries and six continents.

“As the telecommunications industry continues to evolve, services providers are seeking partners who complement their assets and capabilities,” said Ted Higase, Global Crossing’s executive vice president of worldwide carrier services. “We are pleased that this agreement allows us to continue our longstanding relationship with Broadwing and to be a key supporter of their international service strategy.”