Xtera Communications

Xtera Communications

October 16, 2006 08:00 ET

Global Crossing Selects Xtera's Nu-Wave XLS to Provide 10 Gb/s Services to Ireland

ALLEN, TX--(CCNMatthews - October 16, 2006) - Xtera, the leading supplier of all-Raman optical transport solutions, announced today that Global Crossing has deployed the Nu-Wave XLS DWDM system on two unrepeatered submarine links between Ireland and the UK. The unrepeatered links are part of Global Crossing's international network and will support the increasing demand for advanced IP and wavelength services, including 10 Gb/s services to Ireland.

"Ireland, like other areas of the world, is experiencing a surge in demand for broadband services. Xtera provided a turn-key solution that maximized the use of our existing assets while allowing us to quickly and cost-effectively respond to the demands of the region," said Dan Enright, EVP Operations, Global Crossing.

Recent demand for higher bit-rate services and increased capacity drove the demand that lead to the deployment of Xtera's Nu-Wave XLS. Nu-Wave XLS supports up to sixty 10 Gb/s channels in a single rack, allowing the upgrade using a minimum of premium collocation space.

Xtera's Nu-Wave XLS is designed to support up to 500 km for new unrepeatered links, enable re-deployment of existing submarine fibers and provide significant capacity upgrades for existing unrepeatered links. Supporting up to 600 Gb/s in a single bay, the system is perfect for space-constrained applications.

"Activity in the submarine market is on the rise, especially unrepeatered systems supporting regional networks. Xtera's ability to offer longer distances for new links and significant capacity upgrades for existing links provide operators with new cost-effective options for delivering high-capacity services," said Howard Kidorf, Managing Partner of Pioneer Consulting.

About Global Crossing

Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects more than 300 cities in 28 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 600 cities in 60 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.

Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world's enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive. The company offers a full range of managed data and voice products including Global Crossing IP VPN Service, Global Crossing Managed Solutions and Global Crossing VoIP services, to 36 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.

Please visit www.globalcrossing.com for more information about Global Crossing.

About Xtera Communications

Xtera Communications supplies innovative optical transport solutions enabling high-bandwidth service providers to offer profitable converged broadband services. Xtera delivers the industry's only multi-reach OADM transport solution with the headroom to deliver abundant high-quality video, data and advanced voice services. Xtera's multi-reach solution benefits regional, long haul, ultra-long haul and unrepeatered submarine applications. Recent news releases and further information are on Xtera Communications' website at: www.xtera.com.

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