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Bell Nexxia and Global Crossing Forge Agreement


    Bell Nexxia & Global Crossing Enter Into Two-Way Agreement to Provide
    Leading Network Technology and Capacity Across the United States & Canada

    TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Bell Nexxia and Global Crossing Ltd. (Nasdaq:
GBLX) today announced a three year services agreement valued at $24 million.
Under the agreement, Global Crossing and Bell Nexxia, Canada's leading
provider of integrated communications solutions to enterprise customers and
service providers across North America, will provide each other with network
services to meet the global needs of their respective customers.
    Global Crossing will supply Bell Nexxia with network, private line and IP
services to enhance Bell Nexxia's existing points of presence in the U.S. and
Canadian markets. Bell Nexxia will supply Global Crossing with Canadian
termination services. The agreement will enable Global Crossing and Bell
Nexxia to expand their IP-broadband networks to connect to over 200 key
business destinations throughout the United States and Canada.
    "This agreement with Global Crossing provides access for our customers to
one of the most advanced IP networks in the United States," said Bill Enns,
Vice President, Wholesale Marketing, Bell Nexxia. "By leveraging Global
Crossing's U.S. network to extend our services throughout North America, Bell
Nexxia will continue to bring businesses the highest standards of connectivity
needed to remain competitive in today's global economy."
    "Leading providers such as Bell Nexxia extend their international reach
by signing up with Global Crossing to supply not only voice, but a full range
of sophisticated data products to customers around the globe," said Brian V.
Fitzpatrick, President of North American wholesale operations for Global
Crossing. "Service providers using Global Crossing's network have access to
the most reliable, advanced and cost-effective network infrastructure."

    About Bell Nexxia
    Bell Nexxia is a leading provider of innovative and integrated
communications solutions to businesses in Canada and in the United States.
Leveraging its state of the art IP-Broadband network, the strength and
expertise of the BCE family of companies and strategic partnerships with
industry leaders such as Nortel Networks and Cisco, Bell Nexxia provides its
customers with the cost-effective, next generation services they need to
compete in the global marketplace. Bell Nexxia's Internet web site is located
at www.bellnexxia.com.

    About Global Crossing
    Global Crossing Ltd. (Nasdaq: GBLX) is building, and offering services
over, the world's first global fiber optic network with 97,200 announced route
miles, serving five continents, 24 countries and more than 200 major cities.
The Global Crossing Network and its telecommunications and Internet product
offerings will be available to over 80% of the world's international
communications traffic. Global Crossing hosts more than 300 of the top
Internet brands at its web hosting division, GlobalCenter. Among the brands
are some of the largest and most densely trafficked sites on the Web,
including Yahoo!, The Motley Fool, Ziff Davis, MP3.com and eToys. Global
Crossing's operations are headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, with principal
offices in Los Angeles, California; London, England; Morristown, New Jersey;
and Rochester, New York.

    Statements made in this press release that state Global Crossing Ltd.'s
    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 Ltd.'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
    Global Crossing Ltd.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange
    Commission.



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For further information: Don Hogarth, Bell Nexxia, (416) 581-3311 
donald.hogarth@bell.ca; Mary Catharine Moore, Global Crossing,         
(716) 777-6403, mary_c_moore@globalcrossing.com

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