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GlobalCenter Provides Internet Infrastructure for Net Interstate Telematics Applications.

Leading Internet Services Company Powers Telematics Relationship Management

(TRM) Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ --

GlobalCenter Inc., a Global Crossing Ltd. (NYSE: GX) subsidiary and leading Internet services company, today announced that it has been selected by Net Interstate, a market-leading developer of Telematics Relationship Management (TRM) applications, to help enable its TRM applications across the emerging Telematics industry.

Telematics is an advanced automotive communication system that includes both one-way and two-way communications technologies between a car and its environment, allowing car drivers and their passengers to access information such as local traffic or navigation information or find dining or shopping locations.

Net Interstate's TRM applications have been designed to deliver benefits to Telematics Service Providers (TSPs), resulting in enhanced revenue opportunities through the ability to deliver detailed real-time permission-based consumer marketing information. A key TSP benefit of Net Interstate's TRM applications is the ability to deliver value-added, personalized, in-car-relevant productivity tools that create 1:1 marketing relationships with Telematics subscribers.

"We are pleased that Net Interstate has chosen GlobalCenter to provide the Internet infrastructure behind their mission-critical operations," said Leo Hindery, Jr., Chairman and CEO of GlobalCenter. "GlobalCenter's solid infrastructure will provide the support Net Interstate needs as they focus on helping the automotive industry and other TSPs to develop personalized interactions and dialogues with their Telematics subscribers."

"By working with GlobalCenter, Net Interstate will be able to provide secure, reliable access to subscriber-controlled TRM data across a worldwide network of data centers" said Lawrence E. Williams, Net Interstate's President and CEO. "This relationship will help enable our TRM applications on a global scale, particularly in Europe and Asia Pacific."

GlobalCenter's services integrate the latest technology into an economical outsourcing model that specializes in the four elements critical for e-businesses to succeed in the new economy: connectivity, data centers, on-demand Internet applications and professional services. These services offer GlobalCenter customers reliability, cost-effectiveness, faster time to market advantages and economies of outsourcing, significantly reducing total cost-of-ownership with less capital and fewer internal IT staff requirements.

About Net Interstate

Net Interstate leverages the potential of the emerging Telematics market to evolve the automotive ownership experience by enabling Telematics Service Providers and their subscribers to achieve personalized, permission-based 1:1 relationships of mutual benefit. Through its robust Infomediary Customer Relationship Management (iCRM) Telematics applications, Net Interstate enables automotive manufacturers, their authorized retail dealerships and other automotive-centric businesses to use Telematics to create highly targeted marketing and customer care programs that cater to their subscriber's specific interests and preferences, including on-board data applications to support emergency roadside assistance telecommunications services. For more information, contact

About GlobalCenter

GlobalCenter Inc. is a subsidiary of Global Crossing Ltd. As a leading Internet services company, GlobalCenter delivers an integrated Internet solution, including the global infrastructure and performance necessary for scale in the new economy. GlobalCenter's customers include many of the largest and most densely trafficked sites on the Web. Global Crossing is building and offering services over the world's most extensive global IP-based fiber optic network, which will have more than 101,000 route miles, serving five continents, 27 countries and more than 200 major cities. For more information contact GlobalCenter at or Global Crossing at

Statements made in this press release that state Global Crossing's, its subsidiaries' or management's intentions, beliefs, expectations, or predictions for the future are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause Global Crossing's actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. These risks, assumptions and uncertainties include: the ability to complete systems within currently estimated time frames and budgets; the ability to compete effectively in a rapidly evolving and price competitive marketplace; changes in the nature of telecommunications regulation in the United States and other countries; changes in business strategy; the successful integration of newly-acquired businesses; the impact of technological change; and other risks referenced from time to time in the Global Crossing's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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