ATLANTA – GTC, a live laboratory for network equipment vendors to demonstrate their networking hardware and software functionality, located in Colo Atl’s Atlanta, Georgia facility, is pleased to announce today that it has joined The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). The GTC brings critical research and development opportunities to the TIA membership roster, including interoperability testing, live customer trials and demonstrations for equipment vendors.
“The GTC will be a valuable addition to our membership, and we are very pleased to welcome them to TIA,” states Grant Seiffert, TIA President. “It is a great organization, and its innovative operation will be a perfect fit with the many high tech companies that make up TIA’s membership.”
The GTC is a test bed and live production facility for network communications equipment located in the heart of network interconnections in Atlanta, Georgia. Functioning as a full-service, vendor and carrier-neutral facility, the GTC is designed specifically to meet networking equipment vendor's needs to demonstrate their products to local, national and global network operators.
“We’re proud to be a part of TIA and honored to be among such a diverse and prestigeous group,” comments Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of Colo Atl, GTC’s parent company. “We’re looking forward to working with TIA and its members to further the growth and innovation of this great industry.”
The GTC is also home to the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), a new Software Defined Network (SDN) Internet Exchange. Through the GTC, the SNAP provides a real-world environment for networking equipment vendors to interoperate and test SDN traffic with Brocade and other equipment vendors.
About Georgia Technology Center (GTC)
About Colo Atl
Located in the global telecom hub of Atlanta, Georgia, Colo Atl, a JT Communications Company, provides colocation, data center & interconnection services, at an affordable rate. Colo Atl is a neutral-colocation facility that allows tenants and carriers to securely and conveniently cross-connect within a SSAE16 certified facility. Colo Atl has no monthly recurring cross connect fees between tenants and provides exceptional customer service. Visit Colo Atl online at: www.coloatl.com and follow us on Twitter @ColoAtl.
About Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP)
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events. With support from hundreds of members, TIA enhances the business environment for companies involved in telecom, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications and the greening of technology. TIA is accredited by ANSI.