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[February 25, 2014]

Global Capacity Selects Overture Solutions to Support Expanding Ethernet Service

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. --(Business Wire)--

Overture today announced that Global Capacity, a leading network connectivity company, has selected the award-winning 6500 Multi-service CE2.0-certified Carrier Ethernet platform to expand its One Marketplace Ethernet interconnect offering. The Overture 6500 is a scalable, high resiliency Carrier Ethernet aggregation and switching platform that delivers performance-assured services over fiber, E-Access, copper, TDM and SONET/SDH.

One Marketplace offers customers the options of 1 or 10 Gig ENNIs connecting to more than 3,000,000 addresses in the U.S. with native Ethernet services. With access to Global Capacity's (News - Alert) One Marketplace, service providers can use a single interconnect to procure and connect to their end customers using Ethernet over Fiber, Ethernet over TDM and legacy TDM ervices delivering near ubiquitous reach.


The Overture 6500 received a 2013 Gold Stevie Award in the "Best New Telecommunications Product" category and will support Global Capacity's first 10 Gig ENNI offering and optical Ethernet connections, with initial deployments at the company's Ashburn, VA Point of Presence.

"Global Capacity's unique One Marketplace interconnected architecture requires a Carrier Ethernet platform that can support our diverse requirements, including advanced VLAN tag (News - Alert) manipulation, large scale service assurance, local switching, and high degrees of resiliency required for thousands of E-Access connections," said Mary Stanhope, VP of Product and Marketing Global Capacity. "The Overture 6500 was the best product we found that could perform the complex provisioning, tagging and performance management features needed to deliver MEF (News - Alert)-certified Ethernet to our growing customer base."

"Our engagement with Global Capacity began with our 6000 platform, and we're pleased to now be playing a even bigger role in supporting their Ethernet over fiber business model, and helping their customers accelerate time-to-market for network services," said Mike Aquino, president and CEO, Overture. "With its truly unique E-Access aggregation and switching feature set, the 6500 is ideally suited to help simplify Global Capacity's Ethernet over anything network marketplace, which offers buyers a cost-effective and efficient means to expand their performance-assured networks. We look forward to helping Global Capacity continue to innovate and streamline service delivery."

For information about Overture, please visit www.overturenetworks.com or follow @OvertureNews on Twitter.

About Overture Networks (News - Alert)

Overture is the preferred provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for the metro service edge. By leveraging Overture's Carrier Ethernet expertise and its new Ensemble Open Service Architecture™ for software-defined services, network operators and service providers worldwide are maximizing operational efficiencies and introducing new revenue-generating services on a scale never before possible.

About Global Capacity

Global Capacity is the marketplace of networks, delivering ubiquitous network connectivity solutions via its industry-leading platform, One Marketplace. One Marketplace eliminates the complexity and inefficiency of a fragmented network market by combining an aggregated, interconnected physical network with a unique Cloud application that automates the design, pricing, ordering, delivery, and maintenance of network solutions. One Marketplace provides cost-effective, high-performance network solutions that support the exploding bandwidth requirements driven by the Cloud, mobility and globalization for wholesale and enterprise customers. Additional information can be found at www.globalcapacity.com or by connecting with Global Capacity on Twitter and LinkedIn (News - Alert).


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