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February 09, 2011

Global Crossing's Customers Growing in Latin America
By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributor

Global Crossing’s broadcast and media services offered by its Global Crossing (News - Alert) Genesis Solutions unit are available across its high-performance IP network in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela and the Caribbean region.

The IP solutions provider notes that this announcement comes at the right time as Latin America is set to host the 2011 Pan American games in Guadalajara, Mexico; the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil; and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Also, this region is marked by rapid growth in the high-definition television subscriber market. 

Global Crossing also notes global market research company Dataxis, which claims the number of high-definition television subscribers in Latin America grew from 215,000 in 2009 to more than 3,000,000 in 2010.

The company has recognized a market opportunity for Global Crossing Genesis Solutions and is leveraging its high-performance global network to help customers provide high-definition programming in and out of the region.

“The Latin American region represents a vast market opportunity for sports, entertainment and event programming,” said Mike Antonovich, managing director of Global Crossing Genesis Solutions. ”We’re excited to offer solutions that support both standard- and high-definition video programming from points all over the globe to Latin America, as well as Latin American-based programming out to the rest of the world.”

Global Crossing has about 15 world-class data centers in the region, and the company offers customer-centric managed services and fully redundant network ring around Latin America.

The company provides a full range of reliable media solutions to support occasional-use, special-events and full-time video distribution, including the leveraging of data centers for managed video play out services and streaming applications.

Read a related article at TMCnet: “Genesis Networks Taken Over by Global Crossing.”

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf


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