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GTT Completes Acquisition of Global Capacity

GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Global Capacity, a provider of networking services connecting enterprises to high-value cloud and business destinations. The addition of Global Capacity: Read More


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GTT Completes Acquisition of Global Capacity

September 18, 2017 - GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Global Capacity, a provider of networking services connecting enterprises…

Up and running: VeloCloud pushes partners to hit go on SD-WAN

September 15, 2017 - Author: Jeffrey Burt The new partner program adds to the multi-tier partner program the vendor currently has in place, with each tier based on how much a partner is willing to invest to drive annual sales. Meanwhile, the ability to get up and running quickly through the program was a big selling point for VeloCloud channel partner Global Capacity, which began piloting the…

VeloCloud Racks Up 50 Service Provider Partners

September 13, 2017 - Author: Kelsey Kusterer Ziser Global Capacity, which announced its SD-WAN partnership with VeloCloud in April this year, says VeloCloud's cloud-based OTT architecture allows Global Capacity to provide a managed SD-WAN service that utilizes its hybrid access technology -- broadband, wireless, DIA, MPLS, private line -- to deliver SD-WAN services for enterprise customers.…

GTT Buying Global Capacity for $100 Million, Stock

June 27, 2017 - Author: James Anderson “GTT gains new marquee clients, enhanced network reach and scale, and a great team of employees to drive outstanding client experience, through our core values of simplicity, speed and agility,” Calder said. And that scale will include a much larger portfolio for GTT partners. “The augmented scope of our products and services,…

Diversity & SD-WAN Drive GTT-Global Capacity Deal

June 27, 2017 - Author: Carol Wilson GTT's latest acquisition is designed to make that company a major disruptor in the SD-WAN marketplace, according to its top executive. GTT Communications Inc. CEO Rick Calder tells Light Reading in an interview that his firm acquired rival Global Capacity for $161 million in cash and stock because of the latter's "very deep footprint…

GTT Strikes Yet Again, to Acquire Global Capacity

June 26, 2017 - Author: Rob Powell Fresh off of deals for Perseus and Giglinx and five months after closing the Hibernia Networks deal, GTT is at it again. This morning they announced an agreement to buy Global Capacity for $100M in cash plus 1.8M shares of GTT common stock, which works out to about $160M. Interestingly, it's not GTT's first swing at…

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GTT to Acquire Global Capacity

Extends cloud networking leadership; adds scale, network reach and marquee clients

June 26, 2017 - GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Global Capacity, a provider…

Global Capacity expands 7 Ethernet access points, aims to ease cloud service access

May 22, 2017 - Author: Sean Buckley Global Capacity has expanded seven One Marketplace points of presence (POPs) in its North American network, giving customers new options to access cloud and over-the-top applications and data services. As part of this latest upgrade, Global Capacity has upgraded six Ethernet local access aggregation points and three Ethernet Backbone points. The new Ethernet-enabled…

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Enterprise/SMB Service

May 03, 2017 - Author: Carol Wilson This category is where the rubber meets the road for network operators. Delivering innovative new services to business clients is one of the imperatives for any successful telecom network operator. It's not surprising that this was a highly competitive category for Leading Lights awards, nor is it shocking that the three finalists are offering very different types…

Value of High Personal Touch in the Digital Era of Technology

May 03, 2017 - Innovation requires dedication.  At Global Capacity, we not only innovate, but also disrupt how companies buy and manage network connectivity. 

For NSi, Customer Experience Sealed the Deal With Global Capacity

April 13, 2017 - Investing time to add a new partner and introduce new solutions to clients is not taken lightly. 

Mary Stanhope Discusses Enterprise Connectivity Demands and Company Developments

April 05, 2017 - Author: Kathy Xu Mary Stanhope, VP, Global Marketing for Global Capacity recently explored the evolving demands associated with enterprise cloud connectivity in an interview with Data Center POST. Other topics covered in this Q&A include expanding global network reach and her company’s attendance at the 2017 INCOMPAS show April 3-5 in New Orleans. View…

Global Capacity Takes ‘Holistic Approach’ to SD-WAN

April 05, 2017 - Author: Kelsey Ziser Global Capacity has started rolling out VeloCloud's cloud-based SD-WAN technology to select customers as part of a larger effort to expand its global enterprise networking portfolio with software-defined services. While the number of service providers utilizing SD-WAN services is surging, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope said that critical…

Solving the Enterprise Connectivity Challenge

March 14, 2017 - Businesses are changing how they communicate, connect and collaborate.  Traffic growth to new destinations is growing exponentially and IT procurement leaders expect more than traditional WAN services can deliver.

In a world that is changing constantly for carriers, MSPs and enterprise – Global Capacity takes the guess work out of the solution

February 09, 2017 - TelecomReseller
Author: Don Witt Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity, reviews the One Marketplace core components of: Information Automation Aggregation with Don Witt of

Gigaom: Will Carrier Consolidation Stymie Innovation?

February 08, 2017 - Driven by economic concerns and increased competition, many telco carriers have turned to consolidation to strengthen their bottom lines and grow market share. However, for customers, consolidation may not be a good thing. After all, consolidation tends to limit choice and reduce the competitive pressures that drive carriers to innovate. The real worry here is that consolidation will replace…

Global Capacity Ups Its Cloud Connect Game

February 01, 2017 - Author: Carol Wilson Global Capacity today is making a major competitive step forward, challenging for the cloud connection business of the US enterprise market with a service that bundles Ethernet virtual private lines with its homegrown SDN platform and direct connections to major clouds. View…

Global Capacity boosts Ethernet services availability

February 01, 2017 - Author: Jason Mcgee-Abe Global Capacity has increased the density of its nationwide Ethernet services footprint, satisfying the growing demand for hybrid and SD-WAN network solutions. Global Capacity’s investment in central office (CO) facility equipment enables it to leverage existing copper infrastructure to deliver from 1Mbps up to 100Mbps access directly to customers.…

Global Capacity’s Ethernet platform provides connectivity to major cloud exchanges

January 31, 2017 - Author: Sean Buckley Global Capacity has launched its Ethernet Multi-Cloud Connect Service, giving enterprises connectivity to five major cloud exchanges from a single port. Two of the key advantages of this platform are scale and accelerating activation times. Leveraging an interconnection architecture with software orchestration, the new service allows enterprises to simplify…

Global Capacity says SD-WAN orders are rising, on track to deliver service in Q1 2017

January 23, 2017 - Author: Sean Buckley Global Capacity may be the latest service provider to offer SD-WAN, with plans to start offering service in the first quarter, but it already is seeing great demand for the service from large and small business customers. Although SD-WAN is still an embryonic concept, it’s hard not to notice the rapid activity in the space, with a number of incumbent telcos like…

Year in Review: SD-WAN captures businesses’ hearts, but security, broadband management remain issues

January 05, 2017 - Author: Sean Buckley While there has been a plethora of vendors happy to serve the emerging SD-WAN trend, the more compelling issue is that three of the largest telcos—AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon—are currently offering or plan to offer a solution to their business customers. Businesses that don’t want to work with a large telco also have the choice of a host of competitive…

Insight Into the Evolution of Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN Services From MEF16

December 09, 2016 - At MEF16 in Baltimore, Mike Sapien, Ovum Principal Analyst of Large Enterprise Services, led a panel featuring Global Capacity Senior Vice President of Product, Chris Alberding, Deutsche Telekom VP of Aggregation, Transport and IP, Axel Clauberg, and Microsoft IT Network Architect, Gert Vanderstraeten. 

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Global Capacity Receives Best Service Innovation Award for Ethernet

One Marketplace Ethernet Service Recognized by MEF for Simplifying Multi-Cloud Connectivity

November 21, 2016 - ​Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that it is honored to win an MEF16 Excellence Award in the ‘Best Service Innovation – North America’ category for its Ethernet…

Global Capacity to conduct SD-WAN pilot in Q4, updates 11 PoPs with 100 GigE capabilities

November 08, 2016 - Author: Sean Buckley As it looks to ramp up its SD-WAN offering, Global Capacity expanded the capacity of its One Marketplace network backbone by deploying Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave platform that will enable it to scale bandwidth capacity along these routes to 100 Gigabit Ethernet. View…

Global Capacity expands network with high-speed Ethernet

November 08, 2016 - Author: Alan Burkitt-Gray Global Capacity has expanded its network backbone with high-speed Ethernet, connecting existing metro infrastructures with architecture able to run at 100Gbps. View Article Originally posted on Capacity Media 

Global Capacity Named MEF Excellence Award Finalist

November 02, 2016 - Author: Tara Seals  Global Capacity is a finalist in the MEF 2016 Excellence Awards’ “Best Service Innovation” category for its Ethernet Cloud Connect service. View Article Originally Posted on Channel Vision

Global Capacity Simplifies Cloud Connectivity

MEF Recognizes Innovation of Global Capacity’s One Marketplace Ethernet Cloud Connect Services

November 02, 2016 - Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announces today that it is a finalist in the MEF 2016 Excellence Awards “Best Service Innovation”…

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

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…

Global Capacity to Speak on Growing Demand for Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN Services

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

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,…

Global Capacity to Speak on the Evolution of the Enterprise WAN to Simplify Cloud Connectivity

Mary Stanhope, VP of Global Marketing, to Join Leadership Panel at WAN Summit London

September 29, 2016 - WAN Summit LondonGlobal Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that its Vice President of Global Marketing, Mary Stanhope, will present at WAN Summit…

Global Capacity VP: It’s Time for a New Normal

September 07, 2016 - It's time to make it cool for boys to aspire to parenthood and for girls to aspire to be leaders in the tech industry. But, before it can be cool, it has to be normal, according to Mary Stanhope.

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Global Capacity Joins MasterStream Ecosystem

July 11, 2016 -  Salestream Software, Inc., today announced the addition of Global Capacity to its MasterStream Cloud ecosystem for agent users. Agents using the MasterStream-MX…

5 Solutions That Help Channel Partners Grow Business

June 03, 2016 - With its brand promise of Connectivity Made Simple™, Global Capacity is not only committed to making it easier for businesses to connect to high-value destinations, but to offer its channel partners winning opportunities to grow their business. 

Speaker Spotlight: Global Capacity’s Jack Lodge and Connectivity Peers Address Interconnection

May 25, 2016 - When four executives representing critical facets of the connectivity ecosphere convene at a roundtable focused on the challenges presented by today's always-on, digital world, we’re presented with a unique window into how their companies are leveraging interconnection to serve the needs of global enterprises.

Global Capacity Automates Multi-Site Network Design

May 10, 2016 - Author: Carol Wilson Global Capacity is hoping multi-site businesses will give up the cumbersome RFP process for ordering telecom network services in favor of a point-and-click system that lets them more easily see what connections are available where and at what price.  View…

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Global Capacity Releases the Next Evolution of Its Service Lifecycle Manager – Connect Marketplace

Connect Application Software and API Get an Upgrade With the Industry’s Most Powerful Network Design Application

May 10, 2016 - Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces the release of Connect Marketplace, the next evolution of its award-winning service lifecycle manager software, purpose-built to simplify the design of multi-site architectures.  The new Connect Marketplace empowers customers to quickly identify, price and order network…

International Buyers’ Guide to U.S. Connectivity Services

May 03, 2016 - Expanding services beyond your network footprint into the U.S. can be the right turn to profitability, but whether that experience will be profitable and accelerate your business or have you in the breakdown lane depends on how the expansion is planned.

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Global Capacity Launches Wireless Backup Services for Business Continuity

Company Leverages Nationwide 4G LTE Wireless Coverage

April 05, 2016 - Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announces the availability of its Wireless Backup with managed failover service across a nationwide 4G LTE wireless footprint.  Global Capacity’s…

Global Capacity taps tw telecom veteran Thakur as its new CTO

March 29, 2016 - Author: Sean Buckley Originally Posted on Fierce Telecom Global Capacity has named tw telecom veteran Tony Thakur as its new CTO, capping off the latest in a series of new management appointments the company has made to enhance its service reach. View…

Global Capacity Adds Telepacific, Tw Telecom Vet As CTO

March 29, 2016 - Author: James Anderson Originally Posted on Channel Partners Connectivity provider Global Capacity is bringing on a longtime telecom vet to lead its automated networking platform. The company announced Tuesday that Tony Thakur will serve as chief technology officer and head up One Marketplace. View…

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Global Capacity Names New Chief Technology Officer

Tony Thakur Appointed to Drive One Marketplace™ Network Planning, Strategy and Operations

March 29, 2016 - Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announces the addition of Tony Thakur to its executive leadership team as Chief Technology Officer.  An industry veteran…