Global Capacity targets One Hub international expansion

10 May 2013 | Kavit Majithia


Network innovators Global Capacity have confirmed plans to extend its new One Hub interconnection service beyond the US and into international markets.

Global Capacity launched One Hub last month, and the interconnection service is intended to provide customers with unique network architecture to offer customers the ability to procure both Ethernet and TDM based access services over one Ethernet interconnection.

Its reach presently extends to 380 markets in the US, to five locations including New York, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

“The primary growth will be centred geographically, in the US and across borders," said Ben Edmond, chief revenue officer at Global Capacity.

"We have to maintain a product development life cycle that is complementary with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) from a standards basis.”

Global Capacity partners with the Metro Ethernet Forum, and put the company told Capacity it is in full support of the body’s latest standardisation initiative, Carrier Ethernet 3.0, in establishing a set of standards for global rollout of the service.

“We are still a quite a few steps behind a global standard, but the MEF will get us closer to interconnection and automation standards,” said Edmond.

“MEF standards still standalone as iterations of specific products, but a benefit of a service like One Hub gives our Ethernet service the ability to provide connectivity to multiples access points.”

Edmond told Capacity that the development, which took approximately six months to complete, was in direct response to an increasing numbers of customers targeting an increased investment in Ethernet services.

“Ethernet is not offered all around the world, particularly because there is a tremendous amount of legacy infrastructure still in place,” said Edmond.

“The question we need to address is how to leverage investment in PoPs around the world, but not leave behind legacy customers or traditional services.”