tens of thousands of cross-connections, the One Wilshire Meet Me Room (MMR) is
perhaps the most inter-connected space in the entire world. One Wilshire’s extensive
telecommunications tenant base provides an unparalleled opportunity for communications
companies to interconnect and to gain direct access to major carriers and service
providers. One Wilshire tenants have the option of bringing their own fiber into
the building and/or connecting to the fiber services of other tenants. The building
offers three diverse points of entry with plans in development to increase points
of entry for further diversity.
EXISTING MMR INFRASTRUCTURE
Eight separate conduit
riser shafts from the P1 level with two new conduit riser shafts that will
insure that diversity is maintained up to the Meet Me Room.
Currently two separate
2 Megawatt generators supply emergency backup power to the Meet Me Room,
with an additional 2 Megawatt generator coming online Fall of 2002.
Six HVAC units supply
necessary cooling and humidification to the Meet Me Room which insures redundancy.
Ladder rack and ADC
Fiberguide insure that customers can quickly and reliably interconnect with
IMPROVEMENT AND EXPANSION
Due to rapid expansion, high demand for space/connectivity and the growing needs
of tenants and licensees, the One Wilshire team has completed a comprehensive
Meet Me Room expansion and improvement plan. The three-phased program has alleviated
congestion, enabled quick and easy cross connectivity throughout the Meet Me Room,
and has provided an even wider range of services for our growing tenant base and
create additional cages and cabinets.
Phase One addressed the space limitation for cabling caused by users trying
to access each other:
1. Cable Congestion – Cable congestion was alleviated by the installation
of dedicated new ducts.
2. Carrier Grade Fiber System – One Wilshire installed a carrier grade
fiber guide system which offers current and future fourth floor MMR licensees
fully protected and diverse routing of fiber optic cables.
3. New Ladder Rack Ring – The new ladder rack ring for copper-based cables
will tie together all current and future fourth floor MMR areas and allow tenants
to easily install and remove copper-based cabling.
Phase Two yielded five (5) new cages by relocating air conditioning condenser
units and establishes the Main Distribution Frame Room. Phase Two involves two
1. Restructure HVAC System – The first of part of Phase Two will increase
MMR efficiency by restructuring the HVAC system. Originally the HVAC condensers
were placed inside the MMR resulting in recycled heat (generated by the condensers)
seeping back into the room. By relocating two condensers and retrofitting the
remaining evaporation units, we have created two immediate benefits: i) improved
cooling inside the MMR and ii) increased space to accommodate five new cages.
2. Main Distribution Frame (MDF) Room – The creation of the MDF room now
allows for easy cross connection among licensees and tenants both in the MMR and
the rest of the One Wilshire building. The MDF acts as a catalyst for future growth
inside all areas of One Wilshire by allowing tenants and licensees of all sizes
to connect with each other.
Phase Three augmented One Wilshire’s MMR capabilities by expanding the remainder
of the fourth floor usable area into MMR space. This MMR expansion created 26
new cages and 18 new cabinets while maintaining optimal cross connectivity for
all MMR occupants. The new cages and cabinets will be nine feet high (compared
to the current cage and cabinet height of seven feet) providing maximum space
for tenants and differentiating the expansion space from current One Wilshire
MMR spaces and competitive offerings.