Marketplace Network News

Study Shows Network Connectivity Still Chief Among Data Center Concerns

Posted by Mary Stanhope on Tue, Aug 05, 2014

Driven by cloud computing, increased amounts of critical business data and other bandwidth requirements that must somehow be accommodated, data centers continue to list connectivity at the top of their list of business concerns. In fact, a new study conducted by Forrester for Digital Realty revealed that 82 percent of companies consider carrier availability and density their most urgent data center issues.  

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Topics: One Marketplace, Pricing Automation, Network Connectivity, Access Network, Datacenters

Cable Operators Connect to Revenue Opportunities with Global Capacity

Posted by Ilissa Miller on Sun, Jul 27, 2014

The reality of the cable environment today is that cable operators face the challenges of expanding their networks more cost-effectively and efficiently across a wider geographic footprint, addressing the growing customer demand for increased quality and reach of voice services as well as decreased margins for voice customers.

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Topics: One Marketplace, Pricing Automation, Network Connectivity, Automation, Access Network, Cable MSO

Heads or Tails - Ethernet over Copper or Fiber?

Posted by Mary Stanhope on Tue, Jun 17, 2014

In today’s connected world, interconnecting business, partner and customer locations is one of the top factors in the success of a business. Adoption of Ethernet services has been driven by the benefits of cost, flexible bandwidth, ease of implementation, and a familiarity with Ethernet architecture already employed in corporate LANs.  

As in any real estate scenario, location is key.  The location will determine what Ethernet service is available to you.  Ethernet access transport can be done over breadth of access technology: Ethernet over Fiber, Ethernet over Copper (EoC), Asymmetric-DSL, Ethernet over TDM (EoTDM).  Here are five things to consider when you are making the decision between EoC and Ethernet over Fiber.

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Topics: Ethernet, Access Network

Four Things Great Companies Have in Common

Posted by Global Capacity on Wed, May 21, 2014

Since the dawn of business, companies have traveled many different roads on the way to excellence. But as different as these organizations might be on the surface, the overwhelming majority share a few key characteristics, including:    

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Topics: Pricing Automation, Automation, Access Network, Award Winning

Coming to a City Near you! Global Capacity Hits the Road in 2014.

Posted by Global Capacity on Wed, Apr 23, 2014

After achieving record growth in 2013 and opening 5 new points of presence (PoPs) in San Jose, Seattle, Minneapolis, Ashburn and Pittsburgh and the team here at Global Capacity has no plans to slow down this year. In fact, we have been hard at work in 2014 honing in on an array of new initiatives, including opening up new points of presence (PoPs) to make this even more of a landmark year for our customers.

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Topics: Ethernet, One Marketplace, Network Reach, Access Network, Application Delivery

Making the Right Connections in L.A.

Posted by Mary Stanhope on Mon, Mar 03, 2014

Los Angeles is far more than movie stars, mansions and year-round spectacular weather.  Best-known as the entertainment capital of the world, the city is also a focal point for several other sectors.  Of course, with major players in the tech, aerospace engineering, education and manufacturing fields, network connectivity is in many ways the lifeblood of the City of Angels.  Much of that connectivity can be traced to the high-rise building located at One Wilshire Boulevard.

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Topics: Access Network, Datacenters, One Hub Interconnect

Connecting to America

Posted by Ben Edmond on Thu, Feb 27, 2014

As an international service provider that has decided to expand its reach into the U.S. market, you are probably feeling a mixture of both excitement and concern about meeting new challenges. Your goal is to build network connectivity in America but, despite having done business all over the globe, you are not yet familiar with the American access network marketplace with 902 LECs, 1,264 cable operators and, 452 competitive fiber owners not including the 1,335 network resellers. So, how can you be sure that you are getting the best price?  Do you have a clear understanding of exactly what you are buying?  Today’s fragmented network market has created complexity in buying access services if you lack visibility and market knowledge. If you are still unsure of the answers to these questions, Global Capacity’s One Marketplace might be the solution you require.

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Topics: Network Connectivity, Network Reach, Access Network, NOC, International

Sometimes focusing on a few overlooked little things makes all the difference

Posted by Guest: Mark Durrett of Overture on Wed, Feb 26, 2014
In business, we are always looking for the proverbial "silver bullet" - a unique capability that no one else has - that gives us a competitive advantage in the market place. Often this comes from a deep understanding of a customer's challenge and a will to think differently. To innovate. And, sometimes it's just dumb luck. Overture's CTO, Prayson Pate, can really wax poetic on innovation. In fact, you can read his latest thoughts on innovation in a recent Overtones blog post here.
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Topics: Ethernet, Access Network, One Hub Interconnect

5 Competitive Network Factors for Local Telecom Providers

Posted by Ben Edmond on Thu, Dec 12, 2013

Due to increased competition and ever-changing regulations, Local Network Operators are faced with the challenge of seeking higher revenue from their existing footprint with minimal increase in sales and marketing costs.  In order to do so, they need to increase the addressable market for their network footprint with a greater number of buyers.  Interconnection, lower gross margins and reach are more important than ever for Local Network Operators. 

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Topics: Pricing Automation, Service Delivery, Network Connectivity, Access Network

Simplifying Ethernet Access

Posted by Mary Stanhope on Thu, Nov 14, 2013

Carrier Ethernet

Rapidly advancing bandwidth-intensive applications like enterprise automation, streaming media, cloud-based services, and mobile data, coupled with globalization and expanding corporate networks bring with them a new set of complex customer requirements for network connectivity.  Service providers constantly seek new solutions to meet their customers’ demands for connectivity, only to be faced with a highly fragmented access market.  In today’s sophisticated market, no one vendor maintains complete ubiquitous network reach.  This gap between networks and customer locations leaves each and every service provider to depend upon another carrier’s network, at one point of another, to deliver winning network services that fulfill the requirements of their customers.

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Topics: Ethernet, Network Connectivity, Access Network, Award Winning, One Hub Interconnect