Q&A with GlobeNet’s CEO Eduardo Falzoni, at Capacity Media

Learn more about GlobeNet's vision and strategy for 2017.

Capacity Media: Can you give us a brief about your organisation & its recent activities?

Eduardo Falzoni: GlobeNet is a wholesale provider of data network services in the Americas, offering Network, IP, IaaS and Security services that are supported by its 23,500 km submarine cable network. We own and manage all of our subsea cable assets, allowing us to guarantee the best performance and quality. GlobeNet is also a top-tier provider in terms of reliability. The network availability of our dual ring-protected fiber-optic cable system measures in excess of 99.99%, backed up by our carrier-class technical support. Our network is based on the latest Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology;  we are offering currently 100G with the capability for further upgrades.

In March, 2017,  we announced the appointment of Erick Contag, former GlobeNet CEO, as Globenet Executive Chairman, and my appointment as GlobeNet’s new CEO. From a services and operations perspective, GlobeNet improved its IP and IaaS services in Brazil by joining the most important Exchange Points in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, deployed 100G wavelengths service, and launched new Network Virtualization and Security solutions.

GlobeNet was recently awarded Frost & Sullivan’s “2017 Latin American Company of the Year.”. The award criteria includes driving demand, brand strength, and competitive differentiation in delivering unique value to customers. In addition, judges consider Visionary Innovation & Performance to enhance customer impact, according to Frost & Sullivan. GlobeNet has a distinguished reputation for high-speed connectivity, based on the dual ring-protected approach it employs in its Atlantic-ocean-based subsea cable system. It’s low latency and high redundancy were also contributing factors in GlobeNet’s selection as the award winner.

CM: What have been GlobeNet’s key highlights and developments in Latam over the past year?

EF: Over the past year, GlobeNet has focused on upgrading existing technologies and introducing new solutions based on customer demand.

Last year we launched a Network Virtualization Service, which supports network expansion and enhancement by offering network infrastructure with virtual routers allowing customers to aggregate their international capacity and manage their own connections to peering fabrics. The routers are intended to be an integral part of the customers’ networks for the delivery of their service offering. Transport services between these locations are also available as part of the offering. The PoPs included in the first phase were New York and Miami in the United States, as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; and Caracas, Venezuela.

We also announced the availability of 100Gbps wavelength services from New York and Miami, in the United States, to major data centres in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in Brazil. The service enables reliable, high-speed connectivity into the two key cities in the South American market.

In order to stand out in the competitive global telecommunications market, Carriers and ISPs need to present additional value to their customers. We improved the delivery of IP and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) services in Brazil by accessing Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), also known in Brazil as PTTs or Pontos de Troca de Tráfego, in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Connecting directly to an IXP/PTT reduces costs by eliminating the need for third-party networks, allowing traffic balances to be resolved directly and locally. This method also enables network providers greater control, allowing them to route traffic as close to the desired destination as possible. This practice often results in enhanced performance and quality for customers and more efficient operation of the Internet as a whole.

GlobeNet also introduced a DDoS Guard solution, for the protection of international infrastructure against DDoS attacks. Our DDoS Guard delivers 24/7 protection against both volumetric and application targeted threats regardless of their frequency, size, or duration, and guarantees maximum performance without any downtime. DDoS Guard has a scrubbing capacity of 1.44 Tbps. Mitigation is implemented immediately when an ongoing or imminent DDoS attack is identified. The GlobeNet team provides customers with detailed traffic and reports after each event.

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