NIC.br Uses Global Crossing's IPv6 Technology to Improve Internet Services in Brazil
Reuters - 08/09/2008 -
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(Nasdaq: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced a
one-year contract to provide IPv6-enabled IP Transit and DIA services to the
Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br), a non-profit entity established
to implement the decisions and projects created by the Brazilian Internet
Steering Committee, which is responsible for coordinating and integrating
Internet services initiatives in the country.
NIC.br also operates a traffic exchange point, which allows its
participants, including Internet Service Providers and carriers, to have
direct access to the Internet. Under the terms of the agreement, NIC.br will
use Global Crossing's Multi Protocol Label Switching IP-based network to meet
the increasing Internet services demands of its participants. In addition to
IPv6, Global Crossing will continue supporting IPv4 technology for NIC.br.
"By adopting IPv6 technology, NIC.br reinforces its commitment to continue
improving the quality of Internet services in Brazil," said Milton Kaoruka
Kashiwakura, general manager at NIC.br. "We will now be able to provide our
participants with IPv6 Internet access and to enable them to experience this
new Internet protocol with less latency and higher performance. NIC.br will
provide for free IPv6 transit to the PTTMetro participants during a period of
one year to accelerate IPv6 adoption in Brazil."
IPv6 is a new standard of the Internet's primary communications protocol,
which is expected -- among other things -- to tackle the growing concern over
an impending shortage of IP addresses. IPv6 has several advantages over the
current IPv4 protocol. In addition to offering a much larger address space,
IPv6 simplifies routing, supports mobility applications and better supports
security. Adoption of the protocol is being driven by new users in rapidly
developing economies, as well as the deployment of new services and devices.
"Global Crossing has been pioneering the adoption of IPv6 since 2001 and
has fully deployed IPv6 across its network," said Marcos Malfatti, Global
Crossing's senior vice president of sales in Brazil. "With more than seven
years of experience operating this technology, we're fully IPv6 ready. We're
pleased to add the Brazilian Network Information Center to the growing list of
customers we serve with this capability."
Global Crossing was the first global communications provider with IPv6
natively deployed in both its private and public backbone networks.
Additionally, the company has maintained a leadership role influencing the
evolution of the IPv6 standard through its involvement in industry
organizations such as the American Council for Technology's Industry Advisory
NIC.br ( (http://www.nic.br) is a non-profit entity established to
implement decisions and projects from Brazilian Internet Steering Committee
(http://www.cgi.br), which coordinates and integrates the Internet service
initiatives in the country. NIC.br is responsible for the domain names
registering through Registro.br (http://www.registro.br); for the Center of
Studies, Response and Treatment of Security Incidents in Brazil through
CERT.br (http://www.cert.br); for the Center of Studies and Research in
Networks Technology and Operations via CEPTRO.br (http://www.ceptro.br); and
for the Center of Studies about Information Technology and Communication or
CETIC.br (http://www.cetic.br), which aims to produce and reveal information
and statistics about the availability and use of the Internet in Brazil.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING LATIN AMERICA
Global Crossing's Latin American business has operations in Argentina,
Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela and the
United States (Florida). In addition to its IP-based fiber-optic network,
Global Crossing's regional infrastructure includes 15 metropolitan networks
and 15 world-class data centers located in the main business centers of Latin
Global Crossing's reach and experience in Latin America allow it to
address the particularities of the region and deliver the solutions each
company needs. The company provides services to a variety of customers,
including medium and large companies and corporations, institutions and
government entities, and telecommunications operators.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over
the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network
connects approximately 400 cities in more than 45 countries worldwide, and
delivers services to approximately 690 cities in more than 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 data, voice and security products to approximately 40 percent of the
Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. Its
Professional Services and Managed Solutions provide VoIP, security and network
consulting and management services to support its Global Crossing IP VPN
service and Global Crossing VoIP services. Global Crossing was the first
global communications provider with IPv6 natively deployed in both its private
and public backbone networks.
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