U.S. Colocation Consolidation Likely Contagious

With Switch and Data announcing yet another acquisition in January, it looks like the consolidation we have seen in the North American colocation market is continuing unabated. By contrast in Europe, where there is a strong case for similar consolidation to take place amongst a multitude of regional providers, hardly anything has happened over the […]

Trading Desk – News Briefs

Posted: 06/2001 Trading Desk NEWS BRIEFS* RateXchange Corp. ( has joined with TeleCity plc ( to launch “IP Access.” To address a major IP trading issue, TeleCity will measure key QoS metrics on Internet providers’ networks, enabling buyers to compare quality and make informed purchase decisions. Telecity, an Internet infrastructure and outsourcing service provider, also […]

Trading Desk – News Briefs

Posted: 05/2001 Trading Desk News Briefs Williams Communications ( has posted a version of a master trading agreement on the Competitive Telecommunications Association’s (CompTel, website, giving bandwidth traders two choices. One posted in December is being called the "energy traders" contract, largely because it is patterned after the agreement that Enron Corp. ( uses […]

Trading Desk – RateXchange Launches IP Access with TeleCity

Posted: 05/2001 Trading Desk RateXchange Launches IP Access with TeleCity RateXchange Corp. ( and TeleCity PLC Internet Exchange (, Europe’s leading provider of Internet infrastructure and outsourcing services, jointly announced that they have launched the RateXchange "IP Access" Internet access service. TeleCity is building and will run the physical exchange upon which the neutral RateXchange […]

Trading Desk: Exchanges Expand Coverage, Services

Posted: 10/2000 Exchanges Expand Coverage, Services By Khali Henderson In a continuing effort to promote efficient trading of telecommunications capacity, several of the online trading exchanges have announced expansion of geographic coverage and support services for their respective members.In late summer, Band-X Ltd. (, The Global TeleExchange (The GTX, and RateXchange Corp. ( announced […]

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