The National Content & Technology Cooperative (NCTC) said today that its Connectivity Exchange platform is now “fully built.” The platform is designed to let NCTC broadband provider members compete for and win bids to provide services to commercial customers by creating a single unified network.
The organization previously announced the Connectivity Exchange platform launch in May 2022. An NCTC spokesperson confirmed in an email to Telecompetitor today that “the buyer and seller side of the platform is now live, so the entire eco-system is built for wholesale services.”
The spokesperson added that the “seller side was first and now buyer side is live, making the platform a 360-degree solution.”
NCTC, formerly known as the National Cable Television Cooperative, initially focused on negotiating video-related deals for smaller broadband and pay TV provider members, who now number over 700. The organization’s focus has expanded, however, to include other offerings, such as a mobile virtual network operator offering through AT&T.
The NCTC Connectivity Exchange is supported through an agreement with cloud platform provider Connectbase. According to NCTC, the unified network established through the platform has the potential to reach approximately one third of connected buildings in the U.S.
“We now have an integrated ecommerce platform that brings wholesale buyers and sellers together to make the RFP process for our members more turnkey and easier for doing business,” said Lou Borrelli, CEO of NCTC, in a prepared statement. “Buyers can find connectivity for hard-to-reach places through a single platform. Plus, all connectivity providers are under the same agreement with consolidated billing, which makes it easier for our members to do business.”