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Segment the North American Colocation Market Using This Five-Part Model

Published: 01 November 2013

ID: G00251024

Analyst(s): Bob Gill


The continued growth in the use of colocation has spawned a dizzying array of services in this once simple market. This document details a five-segment model for enterprise planners to differentiate and evaluate the offerings.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Background
    • Challenges
    • Implications
  • Background and Context
    • Segment 1: Regional and Local Providers
    • Segment 2: Cable Providers and Rural LECs
    • Segment 3: Carrier-Based Colocation
    • Segment 4: Retail National Providers
    • Segment 5: Wholesale Colocation

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