Global Capacity Expands Ethernet Connectivity for One Marketplace

Global Capacity has expanded its One Marketplace network backbone with high-speed Ethernet utilizing Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave Platform.

The existing metro infrastructures have been interworked with the new higher speed Ethernet architecture delivering the ability to scale bandwidth capacity along these routes to 100 Gigabit Ethernet.  The Ethernet backbone expansion will enable Global Capacity to meet the growing bandwidth needs of 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,” said 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.”

The expanded backbone architecture will leverage Ciena’s industry-leading 8700 to connect eleven Points of Presence (PoPs) located in San Jose, Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Ashburn and New York City, improving One Marketplace access for both customers and suppliers.  The multi-terabit programmable Ethernet-over-DWDM packet switch efficiently aggregates and switches large quantities of packet traffic. The new backbone technology will provide latency improvements, revolutionize the operational economics of Gigabit services and create greater cost 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,” adds 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.”

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