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Global Crossing Adds Social Media and New Features to its Collaboration Services
Jul 22, 2010 (03:07 PM EDT)


FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced the addition of unique social media interfaces and other enhancements to its web meeting offer with the launch of Global Crossing Web Meeting™ 11.

Global Crossing Web Meeting 11 offers a new intuitive platform that dramatically increases participant interaction, event recordings and promotion via direct interfaces with social media sites such as Facebook® and Twitter®. Global Crossing Web Meeting is part of Global Crossing's comprehensive suite of audio, video and web-based collaboration services.

"Social media offers a whole new communication network for webinar promotion," said Debra Swann, Global Crossing's vice president of marketing.  "By integrating Web Meeting 11 with popular social media sites, we're making it easier for customers to publicize upcoming live events, sales presentations, training sessions or other meetings.  Social media allows customers to reach targeted audiences that would be most interested in their events, significantly improving their return on investment in promoting and sharing meeting content."

New features of Global Crossing Web Meeting 11 include:

  • A new icon-based platform that allows users to navigate more easily.
  • Links to meeting invites and automatic embeds of meeting recordings that can be shared via Facebook®, Twitter® and blogs to increase event promotion and information sharing.
  • One-click meeting joining with no software downloads.
  • Six new polling features that allow for questions, comments and post-meeting feedback.

The social media feature is an enhancement to the other existing features such as podcasting, online editing and full webinar setup that help users share information more easily and meet emerging online business application requirements.

According to Wainhouse Research, an independent market research firm, the global market for web conferencing services is projected to grow to a total market size of nearly $2.1 billion by 2013, increasing at a compounded annual rate of 11 percent between 2008 and 2013.

For a video demonstration of Global Crossing Web Meeting 11 click here.

ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING

Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) is a leading global IP and Ethernet solutions provider with the world's first integrated global IP-based network.  The company offers a full range of data, voice and collaboration services with an industry leading customer experience and delivers service to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as to 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.  It delivers converged IP services to more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries around the world.

Please visit www.globalcrossing.com for more information about Global Crossing.

Statements in this press release about expected future events and financial results are forward-looking and subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially, including risks referenced from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Global Crossing undertakes no duty to update information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.

CONTACT GLOBAL CROSSING:

Press Contacts

Tom Topalian

+ 1 973 937 0154

Thomas.Topalian@globalcrossing.com


Paula Vivo

Latin America

+ 55 11 3957 2424

Paula.Vivo@globalcrossing.com


Jennifer Campbell

Europe

+44 (0) 125 673 2663

Jennifer.Campbell@globalcrossing.com


Analysts/Investors Contact

Mark Gottlieb

+ 1 800 836 0342

glbc@globalcrossing.com



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SOURCE Global Crossing