Global IP solutions provider Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) announced it will expand its Global Crossing EtherSphere Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) to over 40 new locations in the United States, Europe and China by the end of this year. The (WAN) transport services family includes VPLS E-LAN, EVPL and E-LINE, and features flexible bandwidth options from 1 Megabit per second (Mbps) to 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps); up to six Classes of Service for prioritizing traffic to maximize bandwidth use and efficiency; and a usage-based billing component that accommodates irregular and unpredictable bandwidth use.
“’With this EtherSphere expansion, Global Crossing continues to deliver on its commitment to create high-value Ethernet service offerings for our customers,’ said Omar Altaji, Global Crossing’s managing director, Worldwide Carrier Services. ‘EtherSphere is a proven service that brings the benefits of familiar LAN technology to the wide area network. Equally important, EtherSphere complements our MPLS IP VPN offer to leverage the benefits of a Layer 2 service, such as routing control, with the benefits of Layer 3 service, such as support for large numbers of remote or mobile locations, in a hybrid network architecture.’”