Carrier Hotel Alliance Expands With 1102 GRAND
NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carrier Hotel Alliance (CHA) announced today that it has expanded its membership to include 1102 GRAND, Kansas City's largest carrier-neutral interconnection facility. 1102 GRAND will debut its new participation in the CHA suite at the 2007 Global Telecommunications Meeting (GTM) May 21-24 in Washington, DC.
Comprised of representatives from some of the largest network interconnection points in North America, the CHA helps attendees develop a strategy for global facilities and network deployment in just a few short meetings. CHA events provide exceptional business development and relationship-building opportunities by facilitating one-on-one meetings between decision-makers and network operators; a complimentary online meeting scheduler allows network operators to arrange private meetings prior to GTM with representatives from each of the major carrier hotels.
"We are thrilled to join CRG West, tel(x), and The Westin Building in this important alliance," said Darren Bonawitz, Partner at 1102 GRAND. "Carrier hotels play a vital role in enabling exchange among next generation networks and services, and banding together with the common goal of enabling network- building increases the power of that position exponentially."
"It's a win-win situation for GTM attendees," commented Michael Boyle, Director of Business Development for the Westin Building. "The combination of international network operators, equipment manufacturers, and facility owners in the CHA allows attendees to buy and build the necessary infrastructure for the next phase of telecommunications growth."
"With over 3,000 attendees, GTM is the perfect venue to unveil the newly- expanded Carrier Hotel Alliance," said Hunter Newby, tel(x) Chief Strategy Officer. "The addition of 1102 GRAND will give attendees unparalleled access to the Midwest, making the CHA suite a true one-stop-shop for all their interconnection needs."
Representatives from the alliance will be available for meetings located in the CHA hospitality suite at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, May 21-23 from 9am-5pm daily. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
About the Carrier Hotel Alliance
The CHA (http://cha.telx.com/) is a cooperative effort of North America's key carrier hotel owners. By forming a single vantage point, existing and prospective customers have the opportunity to build their entire North American network in one room at the GTM 2007 conference. Participants include: 1102 GRAND (http://www.1102grand.com/), CRG West (http://www.crgwest.com/), tel(x) (The tel(x) Group, Inc., http://www.telx.com/), and The Westin Building (Sixth & Virginia Properties, http://www.westinbuilding.com/).
About 1102 GRAND
1102 GRAND is the largest carrier neutral facility in the Kansas City Metro area and is one of the fastest growing of its kind in the Midwest. The building serves as a major hub for voice and data traffic in the region by providing a facility with the necessary infrastructure for carriers, service providers, and enterprise customers to do business together reliably and cost effectively.
1102 GRAND provides vast connectivity options for voice and data communication tenants. Since the building is located directly on Kansas City's major metropolitan fiber ring, the who's who of the telecommunication industry, including AT&T (SBC), Level 3 (Williams Communications), Verizon Business (MCI), Time Warner Cable and Qwest along with a very respectable group of alternate carriers, service providers, and enterprise customers that have built facilities at 1102 GRAND.
The Carrier Hotel Alliance
CONTACT: Megan Foley, Marketing Associate, The telx Group, Inc.,+1-212-480-3300, for The Carrier Hotel Alliance
Web site: http://cha.telx.com/http://www.1102grand.com/http://www.telx.com/http://www.west
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