Global Crossing Enriches Global Partner Program

Global Crossing has announced that it has transformed its Global Partner Program (GPP) with several new program elements that are designed to further reward existing partners, as well as develop those relationships to their fullest potential.

The new program, GPP 2.0, has enhanced the product portfolio available to Global Crossing’s partners, expanded its network reach, established deeper support for leading partners, enhanced co-marketing support and revamped its partner extranet.

“Our Global Partner Program has led the market since it was introduced three years ago as the industry’s first formal ‘extended reach’ carrier program that supports indirect sales of enterprise services to regional service providers,” said Omar Altaji, Global Crossing’s senior vice president, worldwide carrier services. “As other carriers follow our model, we continue to enhance and expand our program to provide the products and support our partners require, while ensuring Global Crossing remains easy to do business with.”

Specific details on enhancements to the program include an enhanced product portfolio: The company has improved its flagship Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) service by offering six Classes of Service, recently increased from three. The company also is adding Ethernet Services, Voice over Internet Protocol Services, Network Integrity, Provider Edge router Visibility and Collaboration services to its standard list of offers, which already includes Multi Protocol Label Switching-based IP VPNs, International Private Line, Dedicated Internet Access and On-Site Support. A suite of Professional Services to support the growing requirements of partners and end-users is planned for the end of the second quarter of 2008. The addition of hosting and security capabilities is targeted for the second half of 2008.