Senior VP of Product, Chris Alberding, to Join Industry Leader Panel at MEF16

Global Capacity LogoWaltham, MA, USA, October 18, 2016
Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that its Senior Vice President of Product, Chris Alberding, will be speaking at MEF16, taking place November 7-10 in Baltimore.  MEF16 is the global gathering of the Carrier Ethernet (CE) community defining the future of network-enabled cloud, data and mobile services powered by the convergence of CE 2.0, Software-defined Networking (SDN) and virtualization technologies.

On Tuesday, November 8 at 11:20 a.m., Mr. Alberding will join industry professionals from Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft IT on the panel “Evolving Hybrid WAN & SD-WAN and the Road to Virtualized Managed Services.”  On this panel, moderated by Mike Sapien, Principal Analyst, Large Enterprise Services at Ovum, attendees will hear Microsoft IT’s perspective on evolving WAN services requirements including the need for end-to-end visibility.  Global Capacity and Deutsche Telekom will share how service providers are responding to these requirements and investing in open platforms based on SDN/NFV technologies, including SD-WAN, and reshaping how they offer hybrid WAN services.

As end-users dramatically increase their use of internet-based applications, enterprise customers in the U.S. and around the world have been demanding alternative solutions to the more expensive MPLS-based VPN service.  Ovum has stated that the estimated contract value of hybrid WAN services within large contracts has gone from 6% in 2011 to over 30% in 2014 and expects this to exceed 60% in 2016.  Businesses need to satisfy increasing bandwidth demands while reducing costs which means network needs must also evolve.

“Hybrid WAN services do not require new technology, but the transition to a more intelligent network infrastructure,” comments Mr. Alberding.  “No other network is better built to deliver a hybrid WAN than Global Capacity’s network of networks with near ubiquitous coverage, flexible access options and true network diversity.”

By creating the industry-leading “Marketplace of Networks,” Global Capacity’s One Marketplace platform eliminates the complexity and inefficiency of buying network connectivity by combining a network of physically interconnected access services with software defined service orchestration to simplify the procurement of network services.  One Marketplace provides users with real-time design, pricing, ordering and management of multiple access services via a cloud-based application or API.  The marketplace provides transparency into services pricing and visibility into available capacity across multiple access networks and geographies.  The key innovation of the world’s first network marketplace is the automation of a hybrid of service provider pricing, infrastructure data and unique business rules, and the real-time delivery of multiple engineered service options.  With these capabilities, One Marketplace is the provider of choice for delivery of today’s SD-WAN and Hybrid WAN solutions.

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About Global Capacity 

Global Capacity is the leading connectivity as a service company that simplifies connecting Enterprises to high value Cloud and business destinations.  Through its award-winning software defined platform, One MarketplaceTM, the company provides the ubiquitous reach, flexible access options and reliable connectivity solutions that deliver on its brand promise of Connectivity Made SimpleTM.  Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, application service providers and enterprise customers globally.  Learn more at or by following us on our blog Marketplace Network News, Twitter @global_capacity and LinkedIn. 


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