NCTC inks two IP transit deals

Dec. 18, 2019
The NCTC has entered into two IP transit services agreements, one with Cogent Communications and another with Zayo. The new partnerships are intended to support the ...

The NCTC has entered into two IP transit services agreements, one with Cogent Communications and another with Zayo. The new partnerships are intended to support the NCTC's goal of giving its member operators cost-effective options for delivering fast, reliable broadband services to consumers and businesses.

"NCTC is excited to bring Cogent's IP Transit product offering to our members," said Rich Fickle, president of the NCTC. "Cogent is a recognized leader in the IP transit marketplace, and by working with them, our members can benefit from their extensive IP data network and cost-saving transit offering. NCTC will work to create efficiencies and growth opportunities for Cogent through a common master agreement and a streamlined approach to managing new circuits. Cogent is very focused on excellent execution and being efficient, which aligns well with our members and the NCTC approach."

"Our new agreement with Zayo gives our member operators access to a globally recognized leader in communications infrastructure," said Fickle. "This agreement creates attractive economic benefits for our members at a time when broadband traffic continues to grow at a rapid pace with greater emphasis on low latency, QoS, and reliability. We're building a strong foundation for the business today, and a relationship that allows us to explore ways to work together on applications of new technologies including 5G backhaul, gaming and other emerging opportunities pursued by our members."

Dave Schaeffer, founder and CEO of Cogent, said: "We are delighted to work with NCTC to make our fast, reliable and low-cost IP transit services available to its members. Through this relationship, NCTC members will be able to fuel their growth by delivering the highest quality broadband connections to their end customers, while minimizing operational costs."

Julia Robin, senior vice president of IP solutions at Zayo, said: "Our IP transit services will provide a vital conduit for NCTC members. As a Tier 1 provider, we provide direct connectivity to more than 200 IP PoPs and 1,200 data centers, facilitating fast, high-quality performance to both major metropolitan areas and smaller markets across the globe."        

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