America’s largest companies have been expanding overseas for years, but now smaller companies are getting into the act. According to a recent CFO Research survey, 83 percent of SMBs now consider global expansion a priority. With networks being the backbone of today’s businesses, establishing reliable connectivity for overseas offices is critically important—but rarely easy. Challenges can include limited knowledge of the local communications market, differences in regulations, currency fluctuation and language barriers for qualification, delivery and support.
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.
The health of your network is essential to the health of your business. Once a network is fully up and running, the Network Operations Center (NOC) becomes an invaluable source of security and issue-resolution. A Network Operations Center (NOC) gives businesses a powerful tool not only for controlling, responding to, and preventing threats impacting their environment, but also for reducing risks and avoiding costly downtime while protecting brand and reputation.