Global Crossing decommissions legacy switch

17 Jun 2004

In response to steadily increasing usage of its VoIP network, Global Crossing has announced that it has almost completed decommissioning the first legacy TDM switch at the core of its network. The first switch to be put out of use is in Chicago, and the company plans to remove additional switches during the rest of 2004 and 2005. According to John Legere, CEO of Global Crossing, by migrating more of its traffic onto its VoIP network his company will ‘enhance customers’ experience, while supporting continued growth in voice traffic. Global Crossing’s VoIP network is fully interoperable with its TDM backbone and enables carriers and enterprises to transition to a fully converged all IP voice network environment over a single connection. Global Crossing recently announced three new VoIP service offerings for enterprises.