Once again displaying its ability to provide a competitive advantage to multiple system operators (MSOs), Global Capacity reached a new agreement with National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), allowing the cable cooperative’s members and affiliates to expand network reach across North America, particularly in rural markets. NCTC is a not-for-profit corporation that provides its members access to programming networks and industry-leading technology.
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.
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.
If you’re looking to augment sales and strengthen your competitive advantage (frankly, what company isn’t?) then you need to have a solid plan in place. The importance of this increases tenfold when it comes to the network connectivity space. Why? Because at the end of the day, managers and execs will feel like a road block is between them and their business objectives without guaranteed network performance. Need we remind you of the fact that Amazon.com lost an anticipated $31,000 per minute when it lost connectivity for only 30 minutes?
Managed Service Providers (MSPs) seek to deliver a comprehensive suite of IT and communications services including Ethernet, cloud computing, managed and private cloud, voice, virtualization services, managed hosting, bandwidth, Internet, IT security, colocation, managed storage, backup and disaster recovery, and IT support. All MSPs have similar goals: lowering their cost of sales, increasing high-margin services, and efficiently delivering differentiated, high-quality services to a market. Competing for enterprise businesses requires companies to be innovative in their approach to the market.
One Marketplace provides service providers with a transparent and efficient way to buy global access solutions more effectively. With streamlined service delivery, One Marketplace automates the ability to price, order and provision multiple access network solutions - reducing the complexity of procuring offnet services. A single interconnection to the One Marketplace network provides service providers with the ability to deliver more ubiquitous services, extending their network reach as well as gaining visibility into multiple networks and geographies to give them a competitive advantage.