Global Crossing Launches Next-Generation Satellite Network in Brazil Powered by iDirect Platform

VT iDirect, Inc., a company of VT Systems Inc. (VT
Systems), today announced that Global Crossing, a leading global IP
solutions provider, has launched a next-generation satellite network
based on iDirect's platform to support Brazilian Internet Service
Providers (ISPs) and enterprises. Global Crossing has purchased an
iDirect Series 15000 universal satellite hub along with an initial order
of 600 X3 satellite remotes, with plans to expand its service to as
many as 2,000 sites. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP
communications technology.

Global Crossing is extending the reach of its fiber-based
terrestrial network to help ISPs reach new subscribers located among
South America's extreme terrain. Global Crossing selected iDirect's
Evolution platform to replace its incumbent satellite network and
upgrade to DVB-S2 capabilities to meet South America's high bandwidth
demands and rapidly growing enterprise market. The company needed to
ensure higher Quality of Service and chose iDirect after a thorough
evaluation phase testing DVB-S2 systems that lasted several months.

The iDirect platform also improves integration of customers in
more than 400 cities in 45 countries that have terrestrial links to the
Global Crossing Network. Global Crossing will benefit from several of
the platform's key features, such as minimal round-trip time which
provides customers with improved performance. In addition, Global
Crossing can leverage the platform to reduce jitter, the time variation
or latency of a signal, which is critical for conserving satellite
resources and providing high-quality voice and video services.

"The next-generation infrastructure provided by iDirect
will allow us to offer superior connectivity to meet growing customer
demands. This means greater availability, more traffic capacity,
minimized delays and enhanced jitter control - all essential to
supporting our converged services strategy."

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