Global Telecom & Technology

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Global Telecom & Technology, Inc.
Type Public
Industry Telecom
Founded 2006
Headquarters McLean, Virginia, USA
Area served Worldwide
Key people Richard D. Calder, CEO
Products Internet services, Telecommunications, Content delivery
Employees 243
Primary ASN: 3257
Peering Policy Restrictive
Traffic Levels 7 Tbps+

Global Telecom & Technology (GTT) is a multinational telecommunications and Internet service provider company headquartered in McLean, Virginia. GTT operates a Tier 1 network, and provides IP transit and MPLS transport services to enterprise, government, and carrier customers in over 80 countries.[1]


In October 2006 Global Telecom & Technology, Inc. was formed as the result of a merger between European Telecommunications & Technology (ETT) and Global Internetworking, Inc. (GII).[2]

In December 2009 GTT acquired WBS Connect in a stock and cash transaction, shifting its business model from being an exclusively virtual network operator and telecom solutions integrator to a network operator providing IP transit and Ethernet services.[3]

In June 2011 GTT acquired PacketExchange, a privately held UK company and operator of a global backbone providing IP transit and MPLS transport services, for $20 million in cash.[4]

In May 2012 GTT acquired nLayer Communications, a privately held global IP backbone, for $18 million. nLayer founder Richard Steenbergen joined GTT as CTO.[5]

In April 2013 GTT acquired the Tier 1 IP network Tinet from Inteliquent, for $54.5 million in cash and services.[6]

In June 2013 GTT was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol GTT.


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  4. ^ Enterprise (2011-05-23). "GTT Acquires PacketExchange For $20 Million In Cash, Debt". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  5. ^ "Network M&A: GTT Acquires nLayer". Telecom Ramblings. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  6. ^ "Network M&A: GTT Buys Inteliquent's Data Network". Telecom Ramblings. 2013-04-30. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 

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