GTT Communications, Inc.: Cloud Networking Solutions Connecting to Any Location

Richard D. Calder, Jr. President & CEO
Richard “Rick” D. Calder, Jr., a futurist with heaps of technical expertise, loves to spend a lot of time listening to the other CIOs in the industry. This he says gets him acquainted with the pain points in the market space and opens up an opportunity to respond with appropriate solutions. GTT President and CEO, Rick uses the same zeal and passion to drive GTT Communications, Inc. (GTT) and deliver cloud networking solutions to enterprise, government and carrier customers in over 100 countries worldwide.

An overwhelming majority of the industry leaders are trying to move their applications outside the four walls of the office to a cloud environment. “This is putting tremendous pressure on CIOs,” affirms Rick. “What CIOs need is help in understanding how to deploy a cloud strategy for their company and how to fully exploit the power of the cloud. This is where we thrive and this is our forte,” he adds. With over 15 years of experience in the communications space, GTT provides world class cloud networking services, rapid service implementation and global 24/7 end-to-end network monitoring and support. The company offers customers innovative connectivity solutions by utilizing their own network assets that link over 200 Points of Presence across North America, Europe and Asia–and extending them through 2000 partners worldwide. GTT’s Network as a Service proposition delivers flexible, reliable and scalable network infrastructure, for public, private and hybrid cloud networking.

“We simplify network deployment by removing the complexity of multi-vendor solutions while offering the cost efficiencies of a single partner,” reveals Rick. The company operates a global tier-1 IP network that connects clients anywhere in the world.
“We operate one of the top 5 Internet backbones in the world and are very well situated to serve the sophisticated needs of every large multi-national client,” claims Rick. “We have a network that can reach any location in the world and connect with any cloud service or application with our broad portfolio of cloud networking services.” At the end of the day, the piece that truly differentiates GTT is being able to deliver an outstanding client experience.


The GTT network can connect to any location in the world and with any application in the cloud


“We have made it a habit of solving client problems and delivering an outstanding experience throughout the life cycle of the client—from providing quick quotes that clients request to making sure that we install and deliver services on time to resolving issues rapidly to the client’s satisfaction,” notes Rick. . “We deliver great value by living our core values of simplicity, speed and agility with our clients everyday with every interaction,” he adds.

“We have very high growth goals. Our business is growing at a 25 percent annual average rate on the top line and over 50 percent on the bottom line, and we aspire to continue the same,” reveals Rick. At the same time, GTT plans to execute its growth strategy, i.e., being able to deliver connectivity everywhere in the world, expanding their portfolio of cloud networking services to multinational clients and delivering an outstanding client experience. “We aim to execute this strategy both organically as well as through selective acquisitions,” he concludes.

Company
GTT Communications

Headquarters
McLean, VA

Management
Richard D. Calder, Jr. President & CEO

Description
A leading cloud-networking provider to multinational enterprises, government and carrier clients in over 100 countries.

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