Announces Colocation Network
Dallas-based startup has eight sites under construction
CarrierHotels News Staff
July 11, 2000 -- LayerOne, Inc., a Dallas-based startup,
today announced plans to create a global network of carrier-grade
neutral colocation sites.
already operates sites in Chicago and Miami and is constructing
facilities in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis,
Phoenix, San Francisco and St. Louis. The company, which outlined
an "aggressive" three-year build strategy, said it has
signed leases for another two facilities and expects to have a
total of 12 sites fully operational by year-end.
scarcity of colocation space is a bottle neck impeding new entrants
into telephony, data and Internet-based markets,'' said Alexander
Muse, co-founder and CEO of LayerOne. "Currently, communication
service providers are losing potential bandwidth sales for want
of enough space to house a couple of racks or cabinets of equipment."
company's facilities are located within carrier hotels, with connections
to a dense mesh of telecommunication and data networks, ensuring
customers have quick-and-easy connectivity to service providers.
which gets its name from the primary layer of the Open Systems
Interconnection model that defines connectivity standards, provides
physical facilities that offer connectivity to multiple providers
of voice, data and Internet service.
brand its properties as NEXUS(TM) facilities, reflecting the creation
of a nexus between voice and data networks. The approach includes
a menu of client services, including simple test and turn-up of
equipment, customized connections, remote power management, shared
communications platforms and peering services.
there is tremendous demand now for any carrier-grade colocation
space, soon the savviest players will look for a turnkey solution
with premium connectivity services built in,'' said Muse.