Florham Park, NJ – Building upon its expertise in bringing to market innovative, flexible voice and data services, Global Crossing announced today that it has entered into a marketing partnership with IDT Solutions, marketing arm of Winstar Communications, L.L.C.®, to provide enterprises with a leading-edge business continuity services bundle that leverages Global Crossing’s high-performance data communications services and IDT Solutions’ wireless local access services. IDT Solutions is a division of IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT, IDT.C).
The partnership brings together industry leading data services such as Global Crossing IP VPN Service and Winstar’s fixed wireless network that offers true end-to-end diversity in the event of network outage or service interruption. Typical business continuity planning includes data diversity planning between two or more carriers. Problems, however, can still occur if multiple carriers share common interface points, making enterprises equally vulnerable to the same potential disaster.
“Achieving true end-to-end business continuity with fixed wireless connectivity is innovation at its best,” said Global Crossing CEO John Legere. “This provides our customers with a truly reliable, cost-efficient backup connectivity solution and customer service not found elsewhere in the industry.”
The bundle will be offered by Global Crossing and powered by Winstar’s fixed wireless solution. The offer will be available in 22 cities nationwide, with initial service availability in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Dallas.
“This marketing partnership is just another example of our expanding commercial relationship with Global Crossing,” said Jim Courter, vice chairman and CEO of IDT. “Global Crossing continues to be a top-notch service provider to IDT. This agreement strengthens our commitment to Global Crossing and our belief in their ability to deliver services that are needed by business customers.”
IDT Solutions’ services are delivered over one of the country’s largest and most reliable broadband communications networks. This high-capacity broadband network uses the 38 GHz, 28 GHz and other portions of the radio spectrum to reach customers directly in major markets nationwide. Fixed wireless services provide fiber-quality transmissions at speeds up to OC-3 — enough capacity to transmit the entire Library of Congress card catalog in just 20 seconds.
Global Crossing’s business continuity solutions are comprised of innovative voice and data services such as diversity, avoidance, and customer specified routing (DACSR) for circuit and route redundancy. DACSR is a private line service that allows customers to deploy redundant private line connectivity or specify routing paths on circuit connections. Enterprises can also use Global Crossing IP VPN Service for data backup or carrier diverse enterprise voice services solutions.
“The key to a robust business continuity solution is to provide true end-to-end diversity by incorporating the right technology to minimize or eliminate network vulnerability” said Brian Finkelstein, CEO of Winstar Communications, L.L.C. “This offer provides a highly reliable diverse local route in the form of fixed wireless broadband.”
All of Global Crossing’s voice and data services are delivered via its worldwide IP network, which provides connectivity to 200 cities in more than 27 countries. Global Crossing’s Tier 1 IP backbone leverages a single autonomous system (AS) number with MPLS traffic engineering to deliver the minimum number of hops, for the fastest transmission speeds worldwide.
IDT Corporation, through its IDT Telecom, Inc. subsidiary, is a facilities-based, multinational carrier that provides a broad range of telecommunications services to its retail and wholesale customers worldwide. IDT Telecom, by means of its own national telecommunications backbone and fiber optic network infrastructure, provides its customers with integrated and competitively priced international and domestic long distance telephony and prepaid calling cards.
ABOUT IDT SOLUTIONS
Winstar Communications, L.L.C. is a facilities-based, national carrier offering voice, data, Internet and private line telecommunications services to retail, wholesale and government customers nationally.
IDT Solutions services are provided over a unique hybrid fiber and wireless network that delivers connectivity to thousands of buildings throughout major U.S. markets serving businesses and government agencies. IDT Solutions’ network services feature proven technology, reliability, diversity and security. The US government has approved using the same network to support its Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Defense initiatives.
Winstar is a Registered Trademark of Winstar Communications, L.L.C. Wireless Fiber is a Registered Sales Mark of Winstar Communications, L.L.C.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing provides telecommunications solutions over the world’s first integrated global IP-based network, which reaches 27 countries and more than 200 major cities around the globe. Global Crossing serves many of the world’s largest corporations, providing a full range of managed data and voice products and services.
On January 28, 2002, Global Crossing Ltd. and certain of its subsidiaries (excluding Asia Global Crossing and its subsidiaries) commenced Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (Bankruptcy Court) and coordinated proceedings in the Supreme Court of Bermuda (Bermuda Court). On the same date, the Bermuda Court granted an order appointing joint provisional liquidators with the power to oversee the continuation and reorganization of the Bermuda-incorporated companies’ businesses under the control of their boards of directors and under the supervision of the Bankruptcy Court and the Bermuda Court. Additional Global Crossing subsidiaries commenced Chapter 11 cases on April 23, August 4 and August 30, 2002, with the Bermuda incorporated subsidiaries filing coordinated insolvency proceedings in the Bermuda Court. The administration of all the cases filed subsequent to Global Crossing’s initial filing on January 28, 2002 has been consolidated with that of the cases commenced on January 28, 2002. Global Crossing’s Plan of Reorganization, which was confirmed by the Bankruptcy Court on December 26, 2002, does not include a capital structure in which existing common or preferred equity will retain any value.