Colocation Law and Legal Definition

Generally, collocation is moving or placing things together, sometimes implying a proper order. On the Internet, this term is used to mean the provision of space for a customer's telecommunications equipment on the service provider's premises. Collocation is sometimes provided by companies that specialize in Web site hosting. For example, a Web site owner can place the site's own computer servers on the premises of the Internet Service Provider. Also, an Internet Service Provider can place its network routers on the premises of the company offering switching services.