One Marketplace Enables EarthLink and Global Capacity to Efficiently Extend Network Reach Through Automated Off-Net Pricing and Procurement
Chicago, IL, USA, March 26, 2013 - Global Capacity, the leading telecommunications information and logistics company, announces today a new wholesale buy and sell agreement with EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings), a leading IT and communications provider. Leveraging bilateral interconnects to Global Capacity’s One Marketplace in New York City, Chicago and Atlanta Points of Presence (PoPs), EarthLink now has the ability to procure off-net services, giving it greater network reach. From EarthLink, Global Capacity gains additional access network, further differentiating the company’s ability to provide automated connectivity solutions via its One Marketplace.
Global Capacity’s One Marketplace provides EarthLink with automated pricing and service delivery for network access solutions while providing visibility and efficiency within a fragmented and complex market. Global Capacity’s One Marketplace enables real-time access to both client-specific rates as well as competitive market rates, automating the end-to-end process of off-net access procurement, thereby extending the reach of EarthLink’s TDM and Ethernet services.
"The efficiencies provided by One Marketplace should drive additional revenue for EarthLink by facilitating improved customer service and quote turn-around times, as well as an alternative route to market our on-net services. This will ultimately help us win new business," says Pat Hannon, SVP of Wholesale and Carrier Services for EarthLink. "Simultaneously, the interconnections allow EarthLink to automatically aggregate and actively market our own network to the marketplace, driving wholesale business opportunities."
The mutually beneficial bilateral agreement provides Global Capacity the opportunity to procure and provision network solutions across EarthLink’s 28,800 route fiber miles, 90 metro fiber rings and four secure data centers, strengthening Global Capacity’s competitive advantage by adding EarthLink’s extensive reach across the Eastern half of the United States.
"Global Capacity’s One Marketplace enables EarthLink to leverage an automated process to access an entire marketplace of network locations and pricing, improving customer experience and reducing back office costs," comments Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity. "Additionally, by integrating EarthLink as a strategic supplier, Global Capacity continues to expand the marketplace of alternatives available to deliver automated access solutions to our customers."
To learn more about Global Capacity and its One Marketplace, visit www.globalcapacity.com/onemarketplace.php.
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About Global Capacity
Global Capacity is a telecommunications information and logistics company that improves the efficiency and reduces the cost of purchasing access networks globally. Through its One Marketplace, the company provides customers ubiquitous access network solutions by automating the design, quotation, ordering and provisioning of global access connectivity. Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to purpose-built integrators, telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, and enterprise customers. Additional information can be found at www.globalcapacity.com or by connecting with Global Capacity on Twitter and LinkedIn.
EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading IT services and communications provider to more than 150,000 businesses and one million consumers nationwide. EarthLink empowers customers with managed services including cloud computing, managed and private cloud, and virtualization services such as managed hosting and cloud workspace. EarthLink also offers a robust portfolio of IT security, application hosting, colocation and IT support services. The company operates an extensive network spanning 28,800 route fiber miles with 90 metro fiber rings and four secure data centers providing ubiquitous nationwide data and voice IP service coverage across more than 90 percent of the country. Founded in 1994, EarthLink's award-winning reputation for outstanding service and product innovation is supported by an experienced team of professionals focused on best-in-class customer care. For more information, visit EarthLink's website at www.earthlink.net.
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