[AusNOG] Powertel/AAPT Colo

Skeeve Stevens skeeve at skeeve.org
Sat Nov 3 08:22:50 EST 2007

Did we really expect anything different from AAPT?  We know they are jokes
of the industry when it comes to colo.


Unless AAPT changes their attitudes, which is highly doubtful, I think they
will slowly alienate most of the ISP/Carrier industry as people slowly dump
their colo, transit and DSL products for more economical and easier to deal
with carriers.


Carriers who have their terminating PoP's located in AAPT/PowerTel DC's are
going to find that their customers are going to start not being interested
in those locations, and those with only AAPT/PowerTel PoP's will start to
see business declining I suspect.


I've talked to AAPT many times about their attitude regarding this and they
seem to be the petulant child who cares not for any of the ISP's and only
want to go after the corporate business, forgetting that both
AAPT/PowerTel(Request) were founded strongly on the non-Tier 1 ISP market.





From: ausnog-bounces at ausnog.net [mailto:ausnog-bounces at ausnog.net] On Behalf
Of Bevan Slattery
Sent: Saturday, 3 November 2007 8:03 AM
To: ausnog at ausnog.net
Subject: [AusNOG] Powertel/AAPT Colo
Importance: High




Not to be too much of an alarmist here, but we just saw Powertel's first
shot across the bow with respect to colo and cross connects.  Apparently the
AAPT colo product person is now doing Powertel colo product.  They have just
recently pushed us their service schedule for colo and it has a 'third party
cross connect fee' of $300 install and $300/month.  It seems like the
genius' at AAPT are bringing their industry 'know how' over to Powertel.


So I think it's fair to say that Powertel colo will start becoming the same
as AAPT colo, meaning unfriendly to all except Powertel/AAPT.





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