The colocation industry has seen a surge in investment activity as companies recognize the strategic importance of carrier hotels. Equipped with meet-me rooms/areas, these urban hubs have become attractive options for those looking to interconnect their networks – whether that’s through building owners, non-profits or commercial service providers. This expanding ecosystem is no longer limited to major cities; recent developments point towards secondary markets joining this interconnected revolution.
- Carrier hotels are a key piece of the Internet economy, with meet-me rooms allowing providers to interconnect networks.
- Investment in carrier hotels has been increasing recently, expanding interconnection ecosystems not just in major cities but also secondary markets.
- In November and December 2020 there was an increase of activity concerning acquisitions and developments related to the carrier hotel sector.
Read the full article from Data Center Frontier’s, Rich Miller dated Jan. 9, 2023 here: https://www.datacenterfrontier.com/site-selection/article/21519348/carrier-hotel-roundup