High-Speed Network Broadcasts Live Baseball Action in High Definition to Computer Screens Everywhere

Thu, 07/08/2010 - 7:40am
Global Crossing today announced that it has partnered with, the official Web site of Major League Baseball, to provide high-speed, high-capacity connectivity among all 30 Major League ballparks and the servers in New York City, allowing the league to distribute live streaming video and other information to its online subscriber base.

The Global Crossing Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) enables’s subscribers to watch a full season of 2,430 live games - in high-definition (HD) video quality - and to have real-time access to baseball news, statistics, in-game video highlights and other information about their favorite teams and players on their computers and mobile devices. Global Crossing’s Converged IP Services allow to deliver these services over Global Crossing’s global, IP-based Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network with the benefit of agreed service level parameters.

“Adopting managed services allows us to focus our internal resources on core competencies while servicing day-to-day requirements through technology delivered as a service,” said Joe Choti, chief technology officer, “We selected Global Crossing because they were able to deliver the bandwidth and scalability we needed while being continuously accessible and meeting a number of significant challenges.”

Global Crossing installed 155 Megabits per second (155Mbps) fiber optic access loops at each ballpark and a 2.5 Gigabits per second (2.5Gbps) access loop in New York to allow connection to Global Crossing’s network.

  Global Crossing Converged IP Services enable high-quality, high-security any-to-any connectivity. The service delivers appropriate levels of latency, jitter and packet loss to ensure the successful concurrent handling of multiple types of traffic, especially voice and video. It is backed by comprehensive service-level agreements (SLAs) covering the overall performance of the service, and online access to real-time and historical service-performance reports.


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