In telecommunications, referring to the placement of the equipment of a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) or Internet service provider (ISP) in the incumbent LEC's (ILEC's) central office (CO). A collocation arrangement generally requires that the ILEC provide a separately area, such as a cage, for the CLEC or ISP to secure its termination equipment, switches, routers, and other equipment. See also CLEC, CO, ILEC, and ISP.
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Origin of Collocation
The technical sense in linguistics was established 1951, although it may have been used this way earlier.
1605. From Latin collocātiōnem < collocāre. Compare French collocation.
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