Global Capacity Receives Best Service Innovation Award for Ethernet

One Marketplace(TM) Ethernet Service Recognized by MEF for Simplifying Multi-Cloud Connectivity

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2016) - Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that it is honored to win an MEF16 Excellence Award in the 'Best Service Innovation -- North America' category for its Ethernet Cloud Connect service. Global Capacity shares this MEF recognition for Best Service Innovation with AT&T. The MEF Excellence Awards recognize service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in the global Third Network and Carrier Ethernet community.

Global Capacity's Ethernet Cloud Connect service leverages a combination of established interconnects with software orchestration to simplify multi-Cloud connectivity and improve service performance, delivering a better user application experience to customers. Customers can connect to private Cloud locations or select from a list of existing One Marketplace Cloud destinations. Existing One Marketplace™ Cloud service provider interconnects include AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Equinix Cloud Exchange, with additional Cloud and Application Service Provider interconnects planned in 2016. Combining the reliability and flexibility of multi-destination Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and its One Marketplace direct interconnects to the internet, Cloud computing and Cloud application providers, Ethernet Cloud Connect streamlines commercial buying across the Cloud services ecosystem.

"This year, the competition among the MEF Excellence award submissions was fierce," comments Erin Dunne, Director of Research for Vertical Systems Group. "Global Capacity's Ethernet Cloud Connect service submission clearly illustrated an innovative yet simplified process for designing, pricing and ordering public and private Cloud services via the One Marketplace platform."

"Congratulations to Global Capacity for winning the MEF16 Excellence Award for Best Service Innovation in the highly competitive North American market," comments Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF. "Global Capacity's new Ethernet Cloud Connect exemplifies visionary innovation in Ethernet services."

Global Capacity eliminates the complexity and inefficiency of the network market with its award-winning marketplace of networks, One Marketplace. One Marketplace delivers unprecedented transparency, efficiency and simplicity to the highly fragmented data connectivity market by combining network delivery and service automation with a suite of customer and supplier applications in order to streamline the process of designing, pricing, buying, delivering and managing data connectivity solutions. Global Capacity's One Marketplace dramatically simplifies and fundamentally changes how businesses buy connectivity, making it the provider of choice for hybrid WAN and Cloud Connectivity solutions.

About Global Capacity 

Global Capacity is the leading connectivity as a service company that simplifies connecting Enterprises to high value Cloud and business destinations. Through its award-winning software defined platform, One Marketplace, the company provides the ubiquitous reach, flexible access options and reliable connectivity solutions that deliver on its brand promise of Connectivity Made Simple. Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, application service providers and enterprise customers globally. Learn more at or by following us on our blog Marketplace Network News, Twitter @global_capacity and LinkedIn.

About MEF
MEF is the driving force enabling Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. The Third Network concept combines the agility and ubiquity of the internet with the assurance and security of CE 2.0. Third Network services provide an on-demand, orchestrated, and assured experience with user-directed control over network resources and cloud connectivity. Third Network services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0.

MEF leverages its global 210+ network operator and technology vendor community, builds upon the robust $80 billion Carrier Ethernet market, and provides a practical evolution to the Third Network with LSO, SDN, and NFV implementations that build upon a CE 2.0 foundation. See for more information.

Contact Information:


Ilissa Miller
iMiller Public Relations for Global Capacity
Tel: +1 866 307 2510

Mary Stanhope
VP, Global Marketing
Global Capacity
Tel: +1 781 902 5216