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Trading Desk – NEWS BRIEFS

Posted: 10/2001

Trading Desk

NEWS BRIEFS

* The average price of racks offered through neutral exchange Band-X (www.band-x.com) has declined marginally despite the largest quarter-on-quarter growth in the number of postings on the exchange. Band-X attributes the growth in collocation trading activity through the online marketplace to tough market conditions. The number of offers on the exchange has increased 60 percent since the first quarter, while the average world rack price has decreased by only 3 percent, from $999 per rack each month to $977, according to Band-X. The company examined collocation trends in a recent survey. The results show that buyers still view the rack prices as a good value for the money.

“Lowering price won’t really affect demand when price, especially for smaller-scale buyers, is only one element of the purchase decision,” says Tim Anker, vice president of collocation trading at Band-X. “Many other factors like location, connectivity and facility quality also count.”

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Arbinet-thexchange will incorporate ADC Telecommunications’ (www.adc.com) integrated customer management and billing components to provide trading customers

real-time billing information. Arbinet (www.
thexchange.com
), which provides a forum to trade voice, fax and IP minutes, has selected Single.eView, the integrated customer management and convergent billing components of ADC’s Singularit.e operations support

system suite.

“Singl.eView offers us a robust billing and rating engine that can handle the demands of a market that processes trades at a rate similar to major financial markets,” said David Sumka, vice president of business systems, for Arbinet.

Arbinet also is integrating its electronic bill presentation and payment front end into Single.eView, which will allow members to view their trading activity in real time.

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Research firm Frost & Sullivan (www.frost.com) has awarded Denver-based exchange Bandwidth Market Ltd. (www.bandwidthmarket.com) its Internet Marketing Strategy Leadership Award. Bandwidth Market helps companies buy, sell and lease telecommunications services, including Internet access, private lines, collocation services and dark fiber. A user on the exchange searches for bids or offers on telecom services. The analyst firm says the exchange deserved the award because it understood distribution and marketing trends, and created online strategies to promote and distribute its products and increase their value. Bandwidth Market also received high marks based on web site accessibility and ease of navigation, frequency of updates, articles/application notes on the web site, online FAQ/help page, degree of product line coverage and marketing, promotion and e-commerce site visibility through various mediums.

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Links

Band-X Ltd. www.band-x.com
British Telecommunications plc www.bt.com
Dorado Software Inc. www.doradosoftware.com
Enron Broadband Services www.enron.net
FoundryNetworks www.foundrynet.com
Frost & Sullivan www.frost.com
iacto www.iacto.com
London Satellite Exchange www.e-sax.com
RateXchange Corp. www.ratexchange.com
SatCap BV www.satcap.com
The Satellite Industry Association www.sia.org
Telseon www.telseon.com


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