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Global Crossing, the leading global IP solutions provider announced that it is working with Global Caribbean Network (GCN) a subsea cable operator headquartered in Guadeloupe, French West Indies,which seeks to enhance global IP connectivity to the Caribbean region.

With this agreement GCN’s customers will now have access to Global Crossing’s state-of-the-art global network, so they can connect to any of the 600 cities in 60 countries where Global Crossing delivers services and likewise Global Crossing will be able offer its own customers services in 13 additional countries in the Caribbean.

GCN will interconnect its voice and data traffic services arriving from the Caribbean to Global Crossing’s IP network in St. Croix, via 10-Gigabit wavelengths, enabling GCN to extend its services to North America, Europe and Asia.

According to the 2006 telecommunication Industry review, the Caribbean is the fastest growing broadband market in the world.

With this agreement by Global Crossing & GCN will we see a reduction in the price of broadband service in the Caribbean?

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microsoft Vista

After five years since the release of Microsoft XP, the company is finally introducing Vista – Microsoft new operating systems, which replace window XP (or not). Tech Critics are writing about some of the great new features. Vista changes the way you access your data and changes the way you find documents, music, videos, pictures and everything else you use a computer for…. are you prepared to learn Vista?, because it will take sometime to familiar with new operating system.

Vista as a new graphical look is called Windows Aero and brings Vista’s look. Think in terms of clean, clear and very user-friendly. There are lots of 3D effects and modern typefaces for the user. In its own way, it’s Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s OS X. Vista’s new interface is very, very slick.

Vista at a glance

Windows Vista Home Basic: Includes security and search enhancements over Windows XP but not the new “Aero” visuals that enable transparent window borders, live previews and various animations. Intended for lower-end PCs with at least 512 megabytes of memory and an 800-megahertz microprocessor. $199 for full version; $99.95 for upgrade.

Windows Vista Home Premium: Includes improved security and search as well as the “Aero” user interface, Windows Media Center, Windows Tablet PC technology, integrated DVD burning. Intended for higher-end PCs with at least a gigabyte of memory. $239 for full version; $159 for upgrade.

Windows Ultimate: Includes all features of Home Premium as well as features from versions designed for businesses. Also promised are additional features, called Ultimate Extras, that can be downloaded from Microsoft, including a tool that animates the desktop background and an advanced image-editing tool. $399 for full version; $259 for upgrade.

— courtesy:The Associated Press

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Digicel Jamaica post-paid and pre -paid customers can now watch live TV on the mobile. These customers watch a live demonstration on (Thursday 25th, 2007) at the Air Jamaica and Blues Festival 2007, which Digicel is the main sponsor of the event. In addition customers enjoy live local programming, including soap operas, news, music videos and sports programs.

Digicel mobie TV partner with Vimio Plc, an international leading provide media distribution solution and content to mobile network based in Dublin Ireland.

Will Live TV offered by Digicel endorse the Mobile TV boom in the Caribbean?

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