05-Dec-2004 - New Carrier - T-systems

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05-Dec-2004 - New Carrier - T-systems

Post by porcupine » Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:37 am

Hello Everyone,

We've recently been in a few negotiations, with the intent to further diversfy our network. We're in the final phases of signing, and deploying an additional new carrier, T-systems (Deutsche Telekom). T-systems is one of the lartest carriers in Europe, and this additional will signifigantly improve transit routes throughout Western Europe, and parts of Asia.

We expect to bring the new T-systems link live in early January.

This new link will be evenly distributed with our existing traffic routes, and as always, BGP will direct traffic towards the shortest possible path/route.

Once the addition of T-systems to our network has been completed, we will have even routing over the following transit providers (for anyone who hasn't been keeping up, and needs a re-cap):

- Peer1
- Network Access Corp. (NAC)
- Teleglobe
- T-systems
- 30+ Private Peers over TorIX (Toronto Internet Exchange)

If anyone has any questions, please direct them to admin@prioritycolo.com, and I hope you enjoy our latest efforts to further our network diversity, speed, and value :).

Regards,
Myles Loosley-Millman
Priority Colo Inc.
myles@prioritycolo.com
http://www.prioritycolo.com

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Post by porcupine » Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:31 am

Well guys,

Almost exactly 6 months later, T-systems has finally made good on their end of the contract (Signed in December 2004!), and lit our connection.

While the majority of this experience has been a serious disappointment, specifically in regards to promises not being held, and timelines being blatently and grossly and ignored by T-systems (timelines that they had set even), hopefully this slow turn-up time is not a precursor of issues to come.

We have extended our connectivity to a new meet me location within 151 Front Street, VIA gigabit fiber, to a company called Sonet Transport Data connections ( www.stdconnections.com ), where our T-systems link is currently connected. Our bandwidth will be made available for both current, and potential customers (who wish to rent leased lines instead of colocate equipment, etc.), within STDconnections space.

If anyone has any questions regarding the lighting of this T-systems link, please do not hesitate to ask :). Presently speaking, T-systems is routing roughly 20% of our current bandwidth, with a reasonable decrease in latency, and increase in throughput to several European, and US markets.

Regards,
Myles Loosley-Millman
Priority Colo Inc.
myles@prioritycolo.com
http://www.prioritycolo.com

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