Last week, we offered a little refresher course—in honor of the beginning of the school year—on the marketplace model. Simply put, a marketplace disrupts “business as usual” offloading transactional processes done by people to simplify the connection of buyers and sellers and delivering services. This week’s part two segment covers the ABCs of Global Capacity’s One Marketplace and how this award winning marketplace of networks addresses the inherent challenge of simplifying the buying of network connectivity services.
In today’s fast-paced business world, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) cannot afford to leave valued customers disconnected. Though many service providers may be hesitant to expand their service offerings outside of their existing service area due to concerns of lower margins and longer time to turn up services, network marketplaces like Global Capacity’s One Marketplace ensure that MSPs—and by extensions their customers—will have access to competitive accurate market rates. A network marketplace enabled with a cloud based connectivity pricing application streamlines the buying process and offers numerous critical benefits for MSPs, including:
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.
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.
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.
With Unified Communicaiton, VoIP and a general increase in data transfer putting increased bandwidth and performance pressure on wide area networks (WAN), legacy technologies like frame relay are being put out to pasture. As IT decision-makers look for cost effective alternatives to legacy services, Carrier Ethernet has emerged as a viable option for businesses upgrading communications, data storage or other critical aspects of business.
Here are three top reasons for this development:
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:
Buying services at a manageable price, without sacrificing quality, is almost universally recognized as essential for any business. Transparent competitive pricing, however, is more difficult in some industries and for certain products than others. For example, comparing prices for a tablet online is relatively simple. All it takes is a few Google searches or perhaps a product review or two and you are ready to place an order. No sweat.
Topics: Pricing Automation
Happy New Year! In the short time since the calendar flipped, Global Capacity has heard a variety of New Year’s resolutions from telecom and Internet service providers. Of course, we know each company has unique needs and goals, and therefore, everybody has their own list. So for now, let’s just focus on the top three:
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.