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October 17, 2008

UN Organization Selects GTT's WAN Solutions for Middle East and Europe

Global Telecom & Technology (GTT), a global multi-network operator, announced that United Nations organization (UN) has selected GTT to provide wide area network (WAN) solutions to numerous locations across the Middle East and Europe.
The U.N. organization and GTT signed a multi-year and multi-dollar contract. This subsidiary of UN provides direct relief and works programs for Palestinian refugees including health care, schools, and distribution of food and clothing aid.
The agreement calls on GTT to deploy multi protocol label switching (MPLS)-based network. The network is expected to interconnect several key UN office locations in Israel, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Italy, and Switzerland.
In computer networking and telecommunications, MPLS is a data-carrying mechanism that belongs to the family of packet-switched networks.
To provide network redundancy and resiliency, GTT will integrate this WAN solution with the UN's existing very small aperture terminal (VSAT) network. WAN is a computer network that covers a broad area—any network whose communications links cross metropolitan, regional, or national boundaries.
Additionally, company will provide UN with additional bandwidth and network intelligence, GTT will supply, install, and manage the network equipment to support each accompanying UN site.
Richard D. Calder, Jr., president and CEO at GTT, said in a statement that this network solution underscores GTT's core competency—providing multi-carrier and multi-service bandwidth solutions to customers around the globe with “more flexibility” than any single facilities-based carrier.
GTT combines multiple networks and technologies to design network solutions. Company integrates components of multiple carrier networks to create network for its clients. “We continue to focus on the delivery of customized network solutions into difficult and sensitive parts of the world requiring telecommunications integrity,” said Calder.
This year in August, company announced that ARTEL (News - Alert), a U.S.-based systems integrator, has selected GTT to provide connectivity for its mission-critical client cross the globe. In July, GTT said that it has entered a strategic agreement with U.S.-based network provider FiberLight to provide GTT with high-capacity metro transport in several strategic U.S. markets.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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