Global Capacity has inked a wholesale partnership with Granite Telecommunications to provide fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and private line connectivity via its One Marketplace platform. Meanwhile, wholesale provider INDATEL has agreed to buy Ethernet services through One Marketplace interconnects in Chicago, Minneapolis and Dallas.
One Marketplace combines an interconnected, aggregated network with a cloud application that automates the procurement of network services, with a single interface through which to design, price and fulfill multi-network, multi-geography requirements, with a single contract SLA, bill and point of contact.
Granite will use One Marketplace to reach an additional 3 million business locations and data centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. And the partnership between Global Capacity and INDATEL will provide Global Capacity’s One Marketplace members access to INDATEL’s 500+ rural local exchange carriers and 80,000 fiber-optic route miles of middle-mile network serving over 5,000 communities nationally.
Granite will also able to procure off-net services to expand its data and IP products dfor business and governmental customers. “Customers choose Granite for our unparalleled customer support and costs savings while offering the best products and the best service nationwide,” said Sam Kline, senior vice president of Granite. “One Marketplace allows us to further extend our services footprint and further reduce costs.”
By the same mechanism, One Marketplace also offers an opportunity to sell on-net services for INDATEL and leverage their Ethernet network assets and capacity.
“Our goal is to provide our members and affiliates with efficient, cost-effective network connectivity, enabling them to meet growing customer demands,” says Max Huffman, COO for INDATEL. “The extended reach and streamlined delivery capabilities of One Marketplace coupled with the simplicity of a single point of contact in Global Capacity provide tremendous benefit.