Meet-me room

A ” meet-me room ” (MMR) is a place within a colocation center (or carrier hotel ) where telecommunications companies can physically connect to one another and exchange data without incurring local loop fees. [1] Services provided across connections in an MMR may be voice circuits , data circuits , or Internet protocol traffic.

An MMR provides a safe environment where you can expect a 24/7 basis with minimal risk of interruption. It is typically located within the data center.

To interconnect, companies order a patch from their cage or follow the MMR, and then arrange for the organization running the facility to connect them together. These physical connections may be an optical fiber cable , coaxial cable , twisted pair , or any other networking medium.

Typically, a meet-me room will discourage or disallow customers by installing large amounts of equipment. However, multiplexing equipment is often used in the meeting room, so that a customer can have a single connection between the room and the equipment in the building, and the multiplexing equipment can then break that out to allow for direct, private connections to several other organizations present in the meeting room.

An Internet Exchange Point can aussi be present in a meet-me room (Such As the Boston MXP in the meet-me room at One Summer Street) to allow Many organisms in the meet me room to interchange traffic without HAVING to make physical interconnections entre every possible pair of organizations.

Examples

  • Netrality Properties: 401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia
  • One Wilshire : Los Angeles, California
  • TexasNAP: Austin, Texas
  • Westin Building : Seattle, Washington
  • MAE-West (located in Market Post Tower ): Downtown San Jose , California
  • 60 Hudson St, New York
  • 111 Eighth Ave, New York
  • Infomart : Dallas, Texas
  • 350 E. Cermak Rd : Chicago

See also

  • Wiring closet

References

  1. Jump up^ Dave Bullock (2003-03-08). “A Lesson in Internet Anatomy: The World’s Densest Meet-Me Room” . Wired . Retrieved 2015-11-24 .