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.

Mary Stanhope will join industry professionals from Colt Technology, Telefonica and Vodafone on the panel “SDN: The Three Letters Re-Defining the Future of Carrier Services?”, taking place on Tuesday, November 8 at 11:30 a.m. Network Operators around the globe are in the process of defining Software-Defined networking (SDN) vision, goals, and architectures and are progressing through use cases, proof-of-concept projects, field trials and a growing number of commercial deployments.  A recent study from research firm IHS Infonetics (NYSE: IHS) on worldwide carrier SDN strategies found that 82 percent of service provider respondents have either already deployed SDN, are now deploying SDN, or plan to evaluate it in 2015.   In this panel session, attendees will hear insight on the reality of SDN deployments in the industry and how and where will SDN influence the next generation of carrier services.

“There is no doubt that progress is being made across the board with SDN and NFV,” comments Mary Stanhope, VP, Global Marketing.  “As we see the need for flexible networks and dynamic provisioning of services increase, Software-Defined Networking offers tremendous benefits, however, we are still in the early stages and very focused on program automated behaviors in a network.  In the next five to 10 years it will be SDN applications more than orchestration and control that accelerate adoption and growth in the market.”

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.  Global Capacity’s One Marketplace dramatically simplifies and fundamentally changes how providers buy connectivity.

Meet with the Global Capacity team at Capacity Europe to learn why over 450 carriers and service providers choose One Marketplace to extend their network into new addressable markets and deliver new revenue generating Over-the-Top products.

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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 globalcapacity.com or by following us on our blog Marketplace Network News, Twitter @global_capacity and LinkedIn.


Ilissa Miller

iMiller Public Relations for Global Capacity

Tel: +1 866 307 2510


Mary Stanhope

Vice President of Global Marketing, Global Capacity

Tel: +1 781 902 5216