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Colo Represents New Revenue, Challenges

Mission-critical applications, along with rising volumes of data they generate, have made third-party data centers and colocation a growing business. “Unlike all the telco circuits that are constantly going down in price, colocation is actually going up in price. If you do it right, it’s a more stable revenue stream than connectivity,” said Aaron Loehr, […]

COLOTRAQ Adds Equipment Sourcing Capabilities

COLOTRAQ has added equipment to its telecom and IT sourcing service. COLOTRAQ Equipment Sourcing (CES) specializes in servers, storage, routers and switching products and is currently an authorized reseller for Dell, HP, IBM and APC. COLOTRAQ currently helps clients procure telecom and IT service, such as colocation, managed services and bandwidth. It also provides clients […]

Telx Launches Colocation Channel Program

Telx, which provides interconnectivity solutions through more than a dozen colocation facilities,  launched a new channel program to sell colocation services, cabinets and custom cages, power, interconnection and cross-connection services, remote hands technical support, data backup services and IP-related services. The program, which officially launched June 5, currently has more than 20 signed partners, and […]

Capitalizing on Colo: GCN Grows Agency with Global Colocation, Connectivity

China, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Sweden, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom – these are but a few of the exotic locations where Global Communication Networks Inc., Pompano, Beach, Fla., is contracted to set up colocation space for its clients this year. This is a surprising itinerary for a telecom agency that fulfilled its first colo […]

Colo Agents Form Consortium

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas unless it happens to be the germ of a good idea. S. Chris Palermo, president of agency Global Communication Networks Inc., met with Michael Murphy, president of like-minded agency NEF Inc., Framingham, Mass., during the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, held in March at the Rio All-Suite Hotel […]

IDT to Begin Online Leasing of Airwaves

IDT Spectrum Inc. is beginning an online spectrum leasing strategy for its fixed wireless spectrum assets. Access to the program, which is for mobile and fixed wireless providers, is via IDT Spectrums newly launched website, “As the more than $19 billion raised by the FCC at its recent 700 MHz spectrum auction clearly demonstrates, […]

Telrex Announces IP Call Center Monitoring Package

Telrex has announced a package for the live monitoring of call center employees computer screens, recording of screenshots, logging of Web activity, tracking of e-mails and comprehensive reporting on individuals and groups. The vendors CallRex Multi-Media Release 3.7, available via VARs, is an integrated companion module to Telrex CallRex Professional IP call recording and monitoring […]

Verizon Chooses LTE

Verizon Wireless has finally made a decision on 4G, and its the expected one: the operator said on Thursday it plans to upgrade its network to Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, and will begin trials in 2008. No timeframe has been given for building the network, but Arun Sarin, CEO of Verizons corporate parent Vodafone […]

Citynet Announces New Virginia Markets

Citynet Wholesale (Booth 727), a facilities-based broadband service provider specializing in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, has announced plans to add several new Virginia markets to their service area footprint by years end. By building into central offices in key markets across Virginia, Citynet will add more than 300 route miles of fiber to […]

Consolidated Offers Texas Dark Fiber

Consolidated Communications is offering a dark fiber network that runs through the Dallas/Fort Worth and Waco, Texas areas, strategically designed to serve growth markets that include central business districts, key technical enterprise corridors and major hotels. As AT&T attempts to build its pre-divestiture empire, many companies face the daunting challenge of how to grow their […]

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