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Month: January 2015

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

Designing 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. Network Builder offers customers the most cost-effective and efficient way to design WANs via a single pane of glass view for increased intelligence and less risk.  With only a few clicks, users can design purpose-built networks, bypassing the antiquated and time-consuming request for proposal (RFP) processes, while identifying numerous quality, performance and location options.  The new application also features real-time “what if” scenario modeling for optimal network designs.  Since its inception, Global Capacity’s Network Builder has saved customers tens of thousands of dollars through its ability to quickly and easily identify solutions for optimal network performance at the right price. Complex processes that originally took weeks of research and development are now realized in minutes through Network Builder.  With a carefully constructed user interface (UI) that performs across various devices,...

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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. NEW YORK, MADRID, MIAMI AND JACKSONVILLE, – January 27, 2015 – Telefonica 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 following agreement provides Telefonica with dedicated access and use of its own physical network infrastructure within the Allied Fiber system enabling greater control of service provisioning, network scalability and costs. The Allied Fiber Southeast segment covers more than 360 miles throughout the State of Florida and was built specifically to serve network operators of all types including, national, regional and metro carriers, as well as submarine cable networks. Telefonica is present in America throughout its state of the art submarine cable Sam-1 connecting USA and Latin America and its brand new PCCS cable system that covers 3,700 miles and allows Telefonica to diversify the access points to the USA, increase the connectivity with Colombia, Ecuador and Central America and offer a better service to its MNC´s and Wholesale customers in terms of capacity, security and network diversity....

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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. To read the entire post, please go to the TeleGeography website...

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The Best Small Business Solutions from CES 2015

As originally published in Global Capacity’s Marketplace News, written by Mary Stanhope Even 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: Sling TV: Dish revealed a new over-the-top TV service, Sling TV, which provides live TV services viewable on a variety of video streaming devices—from tablets and smartphones to gaming platforms like Xbox One. For the small business looking to transition to a larger brick-and-mortar building, this kind of connected TV service could be an ideal, low cost alternative to a standard cable package. NeatConnect: For those small businesses looking to better manage finances and spending, The Neat Company unveiled its latest digital filing product NeatConnect. Users can scan paper receipts into digital files, extract tax information, categorize expenses, and send relevant data via email or upload it to any number of cloud services. Storage drives: Samsung unveiled its SSD T1 storage drive, which weighs approximately one ounce and can store up to a terabyte of data. It’s a device so big that it can archive virtually...

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Panamax Enhances BillCall Software with New CRM Module

In 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. Panamax provides market-proven telecom switching, wholesale carrier business and mobile financial solutions internationally. A Bankai Group company, Panamax is headquartered in New York, with a R&D center located in Ahmedabad, India. Panamax’s new software offers cutting-edge features and capabilities including management of databases, invoices, financials, leads, tasks, documents, carriers, vendors, rates and deals.  BillCall also offers routing optimization and management, payment processing capabilities, reports and dashboards, revenue assurance, Call Detail Records (CDR) and credit control. All this valuable management data and more is now available on a single, easy-to-use platform, enabling Panamax’s telecom operator customers to economically track customer billing, routing and pricing data, leading to increased revenues and more control over costs. For more information about Panamax and its enhanced BillCall software, please visit...

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

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...

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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 Chicago, IL, USA, January 22, 2015 – Global 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. Mr. Edmond will join an elite group of industry experts discussing the Future of Fixed and Mobile Telecom Management in a series of breakout sessions exploring the connectivity implications of emerging technologies such as VoIP, Cloud, Big Data and Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization.  In his session, Connectivity as a Service for Designing, Ordering and Managing Enterprise Networks, taking place Monday, February 16 at 3:45 PM, Mr. Edmond will discuss the smarter, sophisticated and more powerful application and networking environments needed to keep pace and deliver the cost, performance and visibility required by today’s new world of IT.  The presentation will further provide an inside view into achieving reliable, efficient and cost-effective global WAN connectivity leveraging connectivity as...

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

The 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). Pacnet is taking network virtualization to the optical layer. With this new capability, Pacnet enhances flexibility and scalability for customers through the development of a virtualized transport network which enables speedy capacity provisioning and automated fault restoration across the company’s wholly-owned, 100G-enabled trans-Pacific and intra-Asia submarine network. Compounding its introduction of flexibility and scalability into the optical layer, Pacnet will continue to foster the development of Hybrid Cloud and Private Network to Public Cloud Service exchanges by establishing partnerships with leading cloud providers including Amazon Web Services. Pacnet discussed these game-changing innovations and more as a Gold sponsor at PTC’15: Networked Planet, which took place January...

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