In order to offer Canadian businesses and service providers direct access to major US Points of Presence (PoPs) and metropolitan markets, XO Communications recently announced deployment of its transport and IP infrastructure in Cologix’s 151 Front Street data center – Canada’s premier telecommunications hub and carrier hotel. Also known as TORIX, 151 Front Street West is Canada’s largest interconnection point and a hub for financial services and a network point for Cloud/hosting and large enterprise networks – making it quite a hot commodity amongst diverse service providers.
Cologix also capitalized on the opportunity, recently completing a 30,000 sq. ft. expansion within the Toronto data center and nearing completion of a connected 20,000 sq. ft. tier 3 data center at 905 King Street West. Its unique colocation suites now enable over 150 customers like XO Communications to meet demand for their network services in Canada in addition to providing interconnection services that allow them to grow their network reach in the US.
“We are thrilled that XO Communications has chosen our 151 Front Street data center to leverage their expansion into Toronto,” stated Sean Maskell, President, Cologix Canada. “We are committed to enable XO to reach new customers, sustain their growth goals and provide them with robust connectivity, all backed with unparalleled local customer support and flexibility to meet their growth requirements
XO Communications, one of the nation’s largest US-based communications service providers, already maintains over 1.6 million miles of fiber across 85 metro markets. Already an existing Cologix customer in its Dallas data center, this relationship expansion with Cologix enables XO to expand its services into a previously untapped Toronto market.
“As a major North American market and a strategic interconnection location in Canada, Toronto is a natural and strategic choice for XO’s international network expansion. We are excited to offer network connectivity services at speeds up to 10 Gbps for Canadian businesses and service providers that need direct access to major markets across the U.S.,” said Don MacNeil, chief marketing officer at XO Communications. “Cologix has been a great partner for our expansion into Toronto by demonstrating a high touch customer support model that made their customizable solutions and robust facilities even more attractive.”
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