Carrier 2 Carrier taps Telx for colocation

Jessica Scarpati
SearchTelecom.com
With its roster of North American customers growing, a Dutch carrier established a New York point of presence (POP) with a colocation provider in order to answer demand for local, affordable and flexible connectivity options.
 
Carrier to Carrier B.V. (C2C), which specializes in satellite connectivity, historically derived nearly all of its revenue from customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa -- serving maritime and energy markets in addition to traditional enterprises and governments.
 
But the carrier has experienced increasing demand from North American-based customers seeking satellite connectivity to remote locations for voice and data connectivity, said Kees Jan Mink, general manager and CTO of C2C.
 
In order to deliver competitively priced services to these new customers, C2C established a POP in New York City with Telx, an interconnection and colocation provider.
 
In the past, C2C required its North American customers to provision and pay for their own international circuit across the Atlantic Ocean and into its POP.
 
"In the old days, we would just ask [customers] to come to us and connect their own infrastructure all the way across the Atlantic and into Amsterdam, and then we'd take their traffic into our point of presence," Mink said.
 
"That would mean [provisioning] an international circuit and high pricing compared to local connectivity."
 

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