ancotel becomes the first data center provider to offer its solutions to Statckpop’s telecom e-commerce marketplace
Frankfurt, Germany and New York, NY USA – February 28, 2012 – Frankfurt-based ancotel GmbH, Europe’s leading carrier neutral interconnection company, announces it is the first global colocation and interconnection provider to sign with Stackpop. Stackpop is a revolutionary e-commerce marketplace for infrastructure services. It provides suppliers a streamlined and cost-effective way to reach buyers where they gain access to an inventory of Internet related services with the ability to custom configure infrastructure solutions anywhere in the world.
ancotel’s marquee data center Kleyer90® in Frankfurt, is considered the primary interconnection hub between Western and Eastern Europe. The company manages more than 50,000 interconnections globally and does business with companies representing more than 60 countries around the world. By offering its colocation and interconnection solutions through Stackpop’s automated platform, ancotel becomes the first provider to comprehensively offer its solutions to a global set of buyers who can custom order space, power and interconnection services.
“This innovative channel to market provides ancotel cost-effective reach to a new target group of buyers, primarily located in the US,” comments Frank Orlowski, Vice President, ancotel GmbH. “The automated platform is the first comprehensive marketplace to offer buyers the ability to order customized telecom services inclusive of colocation and interconnection services such as Fiber- and Ethernet cross connects. No doubt online marketplaces will play a vital role in our industry. ancotel is one of the early adopters and will use Stackpop as a new sales channel.”
“ancotel is the ideal partner to launch Stackpop’s infrastructure marketplace platform,” adds Jason Evans, CEO and co-founder of Stackpop. “Their comprehensive interconnection and colocation services provide buyers access to 100’s of carriers, ISPs and service providers globally through its comprehensive managed services portfolio. Their interconnection solutions include dedicated interconnects and virtual meet-me-rooms “vmmr” for both SDH and Ethernet. We are excited to launch Stackpop with ancotel, an industry leading provider of colocation and interconnectivity services.”
Stackpop’s e-commerce marketplace for infrastructure services now provides buyers access to ancotel’s leading solutions available in Frankfurt, London, New York and Hong Kong. ancotel’s partnership with Stackpop immediately brings the marketplace global, making it easy for buyers to get pricing and delivery of customized telecom infrastructure services.
For information about Stackpop’s e-commerce platform for telecom services visit www.stackpop.com. To find out more about ancotel’s colocation and global interconnection solutions, go to: www.ancotel.com.
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ancotel GmbH is Europe’s leading network neutral interconnection company headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. ancotel provides massively scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services in its densely connected Kleyer90 flagship facility.
Founded in 1999, more than 400 companies from 60+ countries are currently using ancotel to expand their business and exchange data and voice traffic – efficiently and securely. All types of Carriers & Providers including incumbents, VOIP providers, broadband providers, content delivery networks, and web hosters use ancotel to improve their network performance and to lower their costs. ancotel operates 50,000+ cross connects which customers use for voice and data interconnection (Ex. IP-Transit, Peering, TDM Voice and VOIP, VPN etc).
ancotel’s more than 400 satisfied customers include: 1&1, A1 Telekom Austria, AboveNet AT&T, Belgacom, BT, Cable & Wireless, China Telecom, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, euNetwork, GTS, iBasis, KDDI Corporation, KPN, LANCK Telecom, Level 3, NTT RETN, Swisscom, Tata Communication, Telecom Italia, Telefonica O2, TeliaSonera, Türk Telekom, Verizon, and Vodafone.
Stackpop is the first B2B marketplace that connects providers and buyers of Internet infrastructure services through an e-commerce platform, providing intelligence and access to real-time, curated solutions. The free-to-use marketplace connects premium service providers with qualified, in-market buyers, optimizing sales cycles and ensuring that buyers are matched with their ideal solution and provider.
Stackpop was founded in October 2011 by operations and infrastructure professionals. They currently have infrastructure partners and customers in 15 countries. Stackpop is backed by Highline Venture Partners and well-known angels in New York City.
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