Global Crossing, Level 3, and Verizon Business Each Notch International Contracts.

January 19th, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

US based carriers have had some success internationally over the past few days.

glbc won a nice international voice and data services deal with AeroMexico. The airline will be using the company’s MPLS and DIA services to connect 22 US locations and 8 more internationally and spruce up its scheduling and baggage handling systems, as well as toll free and long distance services for its reservations system.  Overall, that’s a wide range of services to a large international corporate customer taken away from the incumbent, and precisely the kind of deal that Global Crossing wants to win.

Verizon (NYSE:VZ, news, filings) Business picked up a nice deal for security services at Swisscom, where they will be helping develop twin security operations and management centers in Zurich.  With the recent Google/China hacking flap and the AT&T/Facebook fumble, security issues look ready to take a larger and larger share of the headlines in 2010.  Along with steady traffic growth and the proliferation of mobile devices, one could argue that the complexity of the world’s networks threaten to outstrip what security safeguards we do have.

And yesterday Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) picked up a nice win from Phillipines Long Distance Telephone, or PLDT.  Leveraging its connectivity to the recently opened Asia America Gateway submarine cable, Level 3 will help extend the Phillipine PTT’s voice and data services across North America.  PLDT carries quite a bit of voice traffic due to its large overseas population, so the relationship could be a valuable one for Level 3 over time.

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