Category Archives: Network Access Solutions

Global Capacity to Speak on How SDN Will Influence the Future of Carrier Services

 VP, Global Marketing, Mary Stanhope to Lead Industry Leading Panel at Capacity Europe 2016

Global Capacity LogoWaltham, MA, USA, October 25, 2016
Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that its VP of Global Marketing, Mary Stanhope, will be speaking at Capacity Europe 2016, taking place November 7-9 in Paris, France. Capacity Europe is the premiere C-level networking event for the European communication community, bringing together wholesale carriers, data center, cloud providers, and content providers for two days of education and networking opportunities.

LightRiver Technologies Becomes First North American Ciena-Authorized Learning Provider

Collaboration with Renowned Factory Built Networks™ Provider to Expand Reach and Availability of Specialized Training and Certifications

LightRiver logoCONCORD, CAMay 11, 2015 LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in the design and commissioning of Factory Built Networks™, announces today its partnership with Ciena® to become its first North American Ciena-Authorized Learning Provider (ALP). With the success of Ciena’s networking solutions and the subsequent growth in demand for knowledge services, Ciena is partnering with select companies and leveraging the long-standing BizConnect partnership with LightRiver to expand the reach, breadth and availability of Ciena Learning Solutions.

Global Capacity to Speak on the Monetization of Optical Networks

Chief Revenue Officer Ben Edmond to Present at the 2015 Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference and Exposition

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Chicago, IL, USA, March 02, 2015 Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announces that its Chief Revenue Officer, Ben Edmond, will present at the 2015 Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference and Exposition, taking place March 22-26 in Los Angeles, CA.  OFC is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals, attracting prominent thought-leaders, offering key networking and partnering opportunities, and providing insights into the major trends and technology advances affecting the industry.

What Does It Take to Be the Most Powerful Network Design Application?

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

Global CapacityOur goal at Global Capacity is simple: to transform the customer experience with a fundamentally different approach to designing and buying network connectivity. “We fundamentally believe the world doesn’t need another network; it needs a better way to procure network connectivity services,” Ben Edmond Chief Revenue Officer of Global Capacity has stated.

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.

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:

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

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.

Learn How to Achieve Coverage without Complexity at ITW 2014

Global CapacityInternational Telecoms Week (ITW) 2014 is right around the corner and Global Capacity, the leading network connectivity company, is set to attend. Taking place May 11- 14 at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL, ITW is the industry’s annual flagship telecommunications conference.  The event provides attendees the opportunity to network with nearly 6,000 delegates from over 150 different countries.  This year’s ITW conference will place a heightened focus on next-generation networks and how network infrastructure will evolve to meet growing capacity demand.  Global Capacity’s One Marketplace provides cost-effective, high-performance network solutions that support these exploding bandwidth requirements.

Global Capacity’s Newest One Marketplace PoP in Minneapolis Helps Meet Growing Demand for Competitive Suppliers

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On March 25, Global Capacity announced the opening of a new One Marketplace (OMP) Point of Presence (PoP) in Minnesota’s most connected building, 511 11th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.  This new PoP delivers diverse route options, competitive pricing and network services to wholesale and enterprise customers, supporting rising bandwidth requirements driven by the Cloud, mobility and overall globalization.

 What is One Marketplace?

Global Capacity’s One Marketplace combines an interconnected, aggregated network with a cloud application that simplifies the wholesale procurement of network solutions.  The platform not only eliminates the inefficiency of a fragmented network market, it also allows for full network visibility and management and ensures the best customer experience by providing a single interface through which to design, price and fulfill multi-network, multi-geography needs – all via a single contract, SLA and point of contact.