Senior Vice President of Network Services Ken Zerkel to Present at Next Generation Optical Networking North America

Global CapacityChicago, IL, USA, September 24, 2015 Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announces that its Senior Vice President of Network Services, Ken Zerkel, will present at the third annual Next Generation Optical Networking North America conference, to be held October 5-7, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Dallas, Texas.  Co-located with the Network Virtualization Forum North America, the event is the go to conference for optical network discussions, debate and networking in North America.

The rapid growth of global data is driving big changes in the network.  On Tuesday, October 6, Mr. Zerkel will present The Role of Optical, OTN, IP, and Control Plane on the Road to Improved Network Efficiency, during which he will explore the implications of data growth on today’s network demands, architectures and infrastructure.  He will also examine the use of converged IP and optical transport technologies to ease strained networks, reducing network resource requirements without affecting service, and leveraging Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) to support optical communications and minimize network downtime.  Furthermore, Mr. Zerkel will discuss the automation, expansion and enhancements made to Global Capacity’s One Marketplace™ network, simplifying network connectivity services.

Through Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, customers gain the opportunity to connect locations across the globe to Cloud applications, private peering points and the public Internet, as well as easily and cost-effectively build-out Wide Area Network (WAN) solutions.  With near-ubiquitous coverage across the country, the One Marketplace network leverages 41 Points of Presence (PoPs), 2,007 Central Offices (COs) and over 4,500 last mile network interconnections across the U.S. and globally to deliver the right connectivity for a location.

For information about Global Capacity’s award-winning One Marketplace network, visit

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About Global Capacity 

Global Capacity is the leading connectivity as a service company that improves the efficiency and reduces the cost of data network services globally.  Through its One Marketplace™, the company brings together customers and suppliers with an automated platform that provides ubiquitous network solutions that deliver on its brand promise of Connectivity Made Simple™.  Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, application service providers and enterprise customers globally.  Additional information can be found at or by following Global Capacity on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Ilissa Miller
iMiller Public Relations for Global Capacity
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Mary Stanhope
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