New High-Speed Net Connections Deployed in México

Global Crossing Ltd. and Nortel Networks Corp. announced Tuesday the deployment of a telecommunications network in México offering the three largest cities there high-speed Internet connectivity.

México City, one of the most populated cities in the world with some 20 million inhabitants, the northern city of Monterrey and the central city of Guadalajara, both with about 3 million inhabitants each have the high-speed service as of Tuesday, according to a statement from the companies. The tourist city of Mazatlán also has the service.

Mexican Crossing, Global Crossing's terrestrial 3,483-kilometer (approximately 2,200 miles) optic ring in México, can carry voice, data and multimedia services at 320G bps (bits per second) over a single fiber pair or transport some 500,000 simultaneous telephone calls on a single fiber, according to the statement.

Nortel provided fiber-optic equipment to Global Crossing for the project.

Global Crossing will also use Nortel Networks' SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) optic equipment in its two terrestrial stations in the cities of Tijuana, which borders the U.S. and in Mazatlán. Those stations are part of the Pan American Crossing project that will link the U.S. with México, Central, South America and the Caribbean, the statement said.

Nortel Networks, in Brampton, Ontario, can be reached at +1-905-863-0000 or at http://www.nortelnetworks.com/.Global Crossing, in Hamilton, Bermuda, can be reached at +1-441-296-8600 or at http://www.globalcrossing.com/. In México City it can be reached at +525 246 02 41.

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