Marketplace News Author: Ben Edmond, Chief Revenue Officer
No single network has the reach to provide connectivity everywhere. To make up for the inevitable gaps in coverage, Service Providers need to take full advantage of the wide range of technologies available to connect customer locations. Ethernet over Fiber is quickly becoming the preferred service of enterprises for reliability and scalability. The challenge is that, right now little over 40 percent of commercial buildings in the US are covered by fiber. Therefore, using other access technologies is the best option to get connected.
Near ubiquitous services like TDM allow Service Providers to connect customers with Ethernet bandwidths from 1.5 Mbps up to 40 Mbps leveraging DS1 and DS3 connectivity, thereby exponentially extending network reach. Another Ethernet access solution is Ethernet over Copper (EoCu). EoCu is proving to be an attractive alternative to multiple DS1 scenarios in both price and scalable bandwidth.
In the highly fragmented access marketplace, it is often difficult for customers to know what services are available where and which service is the most economical to connect a location. Leveraging a network marketplace provides service providers with the ability to extend their Ethernet services beyond their network in a transparent, cost-effective and efficient manner. Expanding reach through a single platform, such as Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, where users can request pricing automatically, place orders, provision and manage a broad range of off-net Ethernet access solutions is the best solution in today’s competitive, fragmented world of network connectivity.
One Marketplace Ethernet streamlines Ethernet delivery by providing a single interface to design, price and fulfill multi-network, multi-geography requirements, along with a SLA, contract, and point-of-contact. The key innovation and differentiator behind One Marketplace Ethernet is the automation of market intelligence on Ethernet pricing, infrastructure data, and real-time delivery of multiple access technology options.
The application provides transparency into Ethernet access pricing and visibility into available capacity across multiple access technologies and geographies. A key innovation of One Marketplace is the gathering and reporting of extensive market intelligence on market price, demand and supply. One Marketplace customers, whether buying or selling, not only gain knowledge of competitive market rates – ensuring they buy and sell more competitively - but also get quotes in a matter of seconds.
These unique capabilities make One Marketplace the world’s first online Ethernet marketplace.
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