Cologix has announced ElectronicBox, has selected Cologix’s carrier hotel annex data centre (MTL 7) in downtown Montreal for its main network Point of Presence (PoP). With this deployment, ElectronicBox gains unique access to Cologix’s MTL 3 data centre, which serves as Montreal’s carrier hotel, via a high count dark fibre ring that creates a unified Meet-Me-Room (MMR) across both facilities. The aggressive growth and success of ElectronicBox is based in part on the ability to directly interconnect to 75+ unique network providers available via the MMR connectivity.
Colocating with Cologix allows ElectronicBox to force competition for the upstream services they buy so their growing list of enterprise and residential customers get the best performance at the lowest price. “As an ISP, it is vital for our business to connect to multiple networks both locally and globally, ideally close to the core network routes. Cologix meets that need with their robust 75+ network and service provider ecosystem within Montreal’s carrier hotel at 1250 Rene Levesque,” said ElectronicBox CEO Jean-Philippe Béique. “Additionally, access to the Montreal Internet Exchange (QIX) through Cologix is very important for ElectronicBox and our consumers as well. Through QIX, we meet our goal of providing the shortest path to reach users and destinations, and also to connect applications faster at lower transit costs.”
“We are gratified to support ElectronicBox’s rapidly growing network throughout Quebec and Ontario,” said Cologix’s Toronto and Montreal General Manager Scott Adams. “As one of the fastest growing companies in Canada, ElectronicBox is an excellent example of how access to network choice can be leveraged as a business driver and differentiator.”