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Global Crossing expands its network with Alcatel’s optical networking solutions


Paris, January 10, 2006 - Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA e NYSE: ALA) today announced that it has successfully completed the deployment of a metropolitan network for Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) in Paris, France. The new network interconnects to Global Crossing’s core transport infrastructure, which links Paris to nearly 600 major cities, 60 countries and six continents around the globe. Alcatel’s optical networking solution provides Global Crossing with a future-proof platform able to support the requirements for increased capacity from new bandwidth-consuming broadband services.

The solution deployed by Alcatel offers diversified options to deliver triple play services and enterprise Ethernet connectivity. Based on the Alcatel 1692 Metrospan Edge coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) 10 Gbit/s platform, it provides advanced multiplexing and optical protection capabilities enabling Global Crossing to meet the growing data networking needs in the Paris area. The management of the new equipment is ensured by the Alcatel 1350 management suite, which optimizes bandwidth usage for fast and reliable broadband service rollout.

“Alcatel’s leadership in optical networking made it an ideal partner for our network expansion,” said Pieter Duijves, managing director of Global Crossing Europe. “Leveraging Alcatel’s unique expertise, we are well positioned to provide innovative services to our end-users right on time, while optimizing existing infrastructure and reducing capital expenditures.”

“We are proud to serve Global Crossing on this new project,” stated Romano Valussi, President of Alcatel’s optical networking activities. “Alcatel’s managed optical solution offers the functionality, flexibility and simplicity of operation that Global Crossing requires to cost-efficiently manage the continued demand for capacity coming from the market.”

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 and 30 countries worldwide, and delivers services to nearly 600 major cities, 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 Services and Global Crossing VoIP services, to 36 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.

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About Alcatel
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks; applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 12.3 billion and 56,000 employees in 2004, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.


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