overcoming-the-geographical-barriers-that-inhibit-bandwidth-intensive-business-applicationsNot all areas of the country have equal access to Ethernet, and for enterprise businesses in underserved regions, it can be very difficult to keep up with the competition.

Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, has solved this problem by expanding its One Marketplace network backbone with high-speed Ethernet that utilizes Ciena’s® 8700 Packetwave® Platform.

Global Capacity’s existing metro infrastructures have been interworked with new, higher-speed Ethernet architecture that will enable the company to scale bandwidth capacity along these routes to 100 Gigabit Ethernet. The Ethernet backbone expansion will help Global Capacity meet the growing bandwidth requirements for Cloud, Over-the-Top applications and data services including Ethernet Private Line (EPL), VoIP, SIP, Dedicated Internet Access, SD-WAN, MPLS and VPLS (VPN).

“We see growing demand for Ethernet bandwidth, driven by cloud and data center connectivity, and the higher traffic needs at enterprise locations,” explained Patrick Hannon, Chief Revenue Officer of Global Capacity. “Installation of our high-speed Ethernet backbone along major U.S. routes allows Global Capacity to remove the geographical barriers that commonly inhibit bandwidth-intensive business applications, providing our customers with the most flexible network service options that enable seamless connectivity between locations.”

Global Capacity’s expanded backbone architecture will leverage Ciena’s industry-leading 8700 to connect 11 Points of Presence (PoPs) throughout Seattle, Los Angeles, San Jose, Phoenix, Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Ashburn, Miami and New York City. This will improve One Marketplace access for both customers and suppliers. Regardless of where the customer is interconnected to One Marketplace, customers can leverage Global Capacity’s new high-speed Ethernet backbone to gain access to the most competitive local access connectivity across markets. All eleven PoPs will contain upgraded, diverse IPv6-capable MPLS nodes that can support Layer 3 VPN and Business Internet services, along with gigabit Ethernet customer access.

Customers and suppliers will be hard-pressed to find another network that can deliver hybrid WAN service with an equal amount of coverage, network diversity and flexible access options. Customers and suppliers will also benefit from the One Marketplace platform, which utilizes a multi-terabit programmable Ethernet-over-DWDM packet switch capable of efficiently aggregating and switching large quantities of packet traffic.

With this technology, Global Capacity will reduce latency and the operational economics of Gigabit services. The company also expects greater costs efficiencies across the network.

 “Today’s cloud-centric, content driven world requires service providers like Global Capacity to transform their network into a connectivity platform that provides efficient and speedy delivery of high-speed Ethernet services to businesses,” commented Jason Phipps, Vice President and General Manager of North America at Ciena. “With Ciena’s 8700 as its core network packet switch, Global Capacity will consistently provide services that meet customer needs, while also simplifying service activation and management.”

Global Capacity Chief Technology Officer Tony Thakur also commented on the expansion.

“This expansion delivers increased capacity and cost-efficiency, as well as improved latency through the latest technology,” stated Thakur. “We are constantly investing in our network in ways that will simplify connectivity to high-demand data centers and enterprise locations, and exceed the bandwidth needs of today’s data-driven society.”

To learn more about Global Capacity’s new high-speed Ethernet backbone, click here.