Monthly Archives: January 2015

Global Capacity Launches Network Builder, the Newest One Marketplace™ Application for Next-Gen Network Design

Global CapacityDesigning and buying data network connectivity for applications such as voice, video, cloud, storage and point of sale systems can be complex and time- consuming.  Finding ways to streamline the critical process of Wide Area Network (WAN) design can lead to a higher level of satisfaction, reduced costs and time to market, and optimal network performance for business customers, carriers and partners.  Delivering on its commitment of Connectivity Made Simple, leading connectivity as a service company Global Capacity recently launched Network Builder, the latest application of its award-winning One Marketplace™ connectivity platform.

The next generation of networking is here.

Telefonica Extends Its Capacity Network in the United States through an Agreement with Allied Fiber

  • The fiber will connect submarine cable landing stations and major peering points within the USA.
  • This deal will strengthen Telefonica’s International infrastructure in the Americas.

telefonica.085230NEW YORK, MADRID, MIAMI AND JACKSONVILLE, – January 27, 2015Telefonica Global Solutions, a leading provider of integrated communication solutions, together with Allied Fiber, the United States’ first open access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure, have signed a 20-year agreement for dark fiber in the United States, as well as neutral colocation and interconnection services which will strengthen Telefonica’s International infrastructures in America.

The 2015 Submarine Cable Map is Here!

As originally written and published in TeleGeography

TeleGeography is pleased to announce that our 2015 Submarine Cable Map, sponsored by PCCW Global, is now available!

This year’s map pays tribute to the pioneering mapmakers of the Age of Discovery, incorporating elements of medieval and renaissance cartography. In addition to serving as navigational aids, maps from this era were highly sought after works of art, often adorned with fanciful illustrations of real and imagined dangers at sea. Such embellishments largely disappeared in the early 1600s, pushing modern map design in a purely functional direction. TeleGeography’s newest map brings back the lost design aesthetic that vanished along with these whimsical details, to provide a view of the global submarine cable network seen through the lens of a bygone era.

The Best Small Business Solutions from CES 2015

As originally published in Global Capacity’s Marketplace News, written by Mary Stanhope

Global CapacityEven without a large IT team or extensive budget, small businesses can gain business efficiencies—e.g. proficient communications, collaboration and core business processes— by leveraging a strong connectivity solution to access innovative business technology and applications. Just consider the array of innovative technologies unveiled at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) a few weeks ago. Below are some of the hot products from CES 2015 that small businesses may want to check out:

Panamax Enhances BillCall Software with New CRM Module

panamaxIn today’s competitive market, telecom operators often find themselves in need of customer information that will allow them to monetize new services and leverage the most efficient infrastructures.  To meet this growing demand, leading telecom technology company Panamax is enabling its telco and carrier customers to offer more convenience, transparency and flexibility with an enhanced Customer Relationship Management (CRM) module for its powerful interconnect billing solution, BillCall.

Global Capacity Announces Strategic Addition of Industry Veteran Bill LaPerch to Board of Directors

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Connectivity as a service company Global Capacity recently announced the appointment of Bill LaPerch to its Board of Directors.  Mr. LaPerch is a telecom and technology industry veteran with more than 30 years experience and the former President and Chief Executive Officer of AboveNet Communications, Inc., a company he helped to establish as a recognized leader in providing optical connectivity solutions for Fortune 1,000 organizations.  He also currently serves on the Boards of Windstream Communications, Digital Realty Trust, Inc. and Imation Corp. as well as an advisor to both FirstLight Fiber and Cross River Fiber.

Prior to AboveNet, Mr. LaPerch was President of Network Services and President of Enterprise Services at Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc.  He was also Senior Vice President of Network Services at MCI and held various executive positions at NYNEX Corporation.  In his new role, Mr. LaPerch will be utilizing his proven leadership skills and his extensive network of customer, partner and vendor relationships to help foster the continued growth and innovation of Global Capacity in the global data connectivity market.

Global Capacity’s brand promise is to simplify network connectivity and service delivery, a mission enabled by its One Marketplace platform, which eliminates the complexity and inefficiency of the network market by combining a physically interconnected and aggregated data network with a Cloud application that automates the procurement of connectivity services.  One Marketplace provides customers with a single interface through which to design, price and fulfill multi-network, multi-geography requirements, as well as a single contract SLA, bill and point of contact.

To learn more about Global Capacity and its award-winning One Marketplace platform, visit www.globalcapacity.com.

Global Capacity Selected to Speak at the AOTMP® Fixed and Mobile Telecom Management Conference


Chief Revenue Officer Ben Edmond to Discuss Connectivity as a Service and Its Role in Simplifying Connectivity

Global CapacityChicago, IL, USA, January 22, 2015Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that Ben Edmond, Chief Revenue Officer for Global Capacity, will be speaking at the AOTMP® Fixed and Mobile Telecom Management Conference, taking place February 16-18 in Orlando, FL.  AOTMP is an information services company focused on establishing and maintaining high-performance, best-in-class fixed and mobile telecom environments.  The organization is leading the next generation of fixed and mobile telecom management by partnering with enterprises and industry suppliers, leveraging information and analytics to drive efficiencies, performance and productivity.

Pacnet Reveals Its Next Step in Network Virtualization at PTC’15

PacnetThe network plays a critical role in the modern business world, delivering the very technologies and applications that enable organizations to operate. However, as these technologies and applications grow more advanced, so too must the networks that support them.

Recognizing the network’s need to evolve, leading APAC integrated technology solutions provider Pacnet places a focus on network virtualization in 2015, changing the way today’s networks are ordered and provisioned. Following its 100G network upgrade, Hybrid Cloud enablement within its interconnected data center network, and the release and enhancement of Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN), the company recently revealed its next steps for network virtualization. PEN is a Software-Defined Networking (SDN)-based Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform supporting on-demand bandwidth delivery within minutes via customized graphical user interface (GUI).

EdgeConneX® Joins Forces with Zayo to Bring Connectivity to the Edge of the Network

EdgeConneXThe market is seeing rising demand for dynamic and secure content delivery, driving the need for more network capacity and reliable fiber connectivity.  To answer this growing market requirement and continue its mission of optimizing delivery of data at the edge of the network, EdgeConneX recently announced a partnership with international bandwidth infrastructure provider Zayo to ensure faster transportation of bandwidth-intensive content.

The deal involves building diverse entrances into six Edge Data Centers® and providing diverse entrances to two additional facilities, delivering dark fiber, wavelength and IP services for customers.  Zayo fiber will now be available in 10 EdgeConneX facilities: Houston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Memphis, Nashville, Portland, Richmond, Salt Lake City and San Diego. EdgeConneX’s facilities are strategically positioned nearest to network provider aggregation points, ensuring the lowest latency data delivery with improved quality of service.  Customers in each of these Edge Data Centers can also leverage Tranzact, Zayo’s innovative shopping platform, to access pricing and place connectivity orders.

New Jersey Fiber Exchange Enables Direct Global Connectivity with Latest Carrier-Neutral Facility

NJFX-LogoNew Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) recently announced a new US-based data center expected to go live on the East Coast in 2016.  The highly secure, Tier-III facility is specifically designed to provide global carrier and enterprise customers with increased geographical reach by way of direct connectivity to international subsea cable systems via Tata Communications.  The data center also offers colocation and a wide range of data center services.