Co-location and Facilities Management Services Agreement - IDT Corp. and Net2Phone Inc.
CO-LOCATION AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
This Co-location and Facilities Management Services Agreement (this
"Agreement") is made effective as of the 20th day of May, 1999 by and between
IDT Corporation, a Delaware corporation having an office at 225 Old New
Brunswick Road, Piscataway, NJ and Net2Phone, Inc., a Delaware corporation
having an office at 171 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ.
WHEREAS, IDT has entered into an agreement with 225 Old NB Road, Inc.
("Landlord") pursuant to which IDT uses and occupies approximately 22,000 square
feet of space (the "Premises") located within that certain building located at
225 Old New Brunswick Road, Piscataway, New Jersey ("Building"); and,
WHEREAS, IDT desires to license to Net2Phone, and Net2Phone desires to
license from IDT, the right to use and occupy space within the Premises (the
"Equipment Space") as shown on Exhibit B attached to and made a part hereof to
locate certain internet telephony equipment (the "Equipment"); and
WHEREAS, IDT has agreed to provide, and Net2Phone desires to receive, co-
location and facilities management services based upon the terms and conditions
set forth herein.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements
hereinafter set forth, and in consideration of the foregoing recitals, each of
which is incorporated in and made a part of this Agreement, the parties hereto,
intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows:
1. PERMISSIBLE USE
IDT hereby licenses the Equipment Space to Net2Phone, and Net2Phone hereby
licenses the Equipment space from IDT upon and subject to the terms, covenants,
rentals and conditions herein set forth for the purpose of locating internet
telephony equipment therein.
2. UTILITIES AND TECHNICAL UNDERTAKINGS
IDT shall at all times during the Term of this Agreement maintain or cause
the maintenance of the back-up generator, electrical system and equipment and
heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system and equipment (collectively,
"Utility Systems") serving the Equipment Space in good condition and repair,
adequate at all times to provide, without interruption, all of the Services
described in this Agreement.
IDT currently employs technical staff to maintain and manage technical
facilities. Upon Net2Phone's request, IDT's technical staff shall perform
necessary technical work related specifically to Net2Phone owned or leased
equipment and/or provide technical services to Net2Phone's facilities on a "time
and material" basis as set forth in Exhibit A.
Such work and or services will be performed only at Net2Phone's written request
(including via email) and under Net2Phone's direction.
3. ADDITIONAL TERMS GOVERNING THE USE OF THE EQUIPMENT SPACE; INSTALLATION OF
a. Net2Phone shall not make any construction changes or material
alterations to the interior or exterior portions of the Equipment Space
or Premises, including building of walls or partitions, drop ceilings,
lighting, hvac, plumbing or any electrical distribution or power
supplies for equipment. IDT shall exclusively perform and manage any
construction or material alterations within the Equipment Space and
Premises at rates to be negotiated between the parties hereto, which
rates shall not exceed the generally prevailing market rate that is
then being charged to perform such services.
b. Net2Phone's use of the Equipment Space, installation of Equipment, and
access to the Premises shall at all times be subject to Net2Phone's
adherence to generally accepted industry standards for facility
security and rules of conduct provided, however, Net2Phone shall be
permitted to use the Equipment Space and shall have access through the
Premises to the Equipment Space, twenty-four (24) hours per day, three
hundred sixty-five (365) days per year.
c. Net2Phone shall not market, license or sell co-location services in the
Equipment Space to any third party such that Net2Phone is using the
Equipment Space to compete with IDT, except that Net2Phone is
permitted, subject to IDT's prior written consent, to allow its vendors
and customers to co-locate within the Equipment Space if such co-
location is needed for purposes of permitting the vendor or customer to
connect to Net2Phone's network. However, Net2Phone may not market,
license or sell co-location services in the Equipment Space to other
local, inter-exchange, long distance carriers, or Internet service
providers, or other such service providers or carriers for the purpose
of such carriers or service providers utilizing the Premises or the
Building as a point of presence from which the service provider or
carrier would provision interconnect services to other users within the
Premises or the Building. If Net2Phone should provide or attempt to
make available to any third party use of the Equipment Space without
obtaining the prior written consent of IDT, Net2Phone shall be in
breach of this Agreement and IDT may pursue any legal or equitable
remedy it is entitled to pursue under Paragraph 9 of this Agreement.
a. Net2Phone shall pay IDT a monthly recurring fee for use and occupancy
of the Equipment Space (the "Occupancy Fee") as set forth in the
Exhibit A. If Net2Phone requests that IDT provide services not
delineated herein or in Exhibit A, Net2Phone agrees to pay IDT's then
current standard charge for such service in effect at the time such
service was rendered or such charge as the parties may mutually agree
upon prior to the delivery of the service.
b. Commencing on the Commencement Date, monthly installments of the
Occupancy Fee shall be payable in advance on the first day of each
c. Both IDT and Net2Phone agree to reimburse the other for all reasonable
repair or restoration costs associated with damage or destruction
caused by their own personnel, agents, suppliers, contractors or
visitors or as a consequence of any removal of Equipment or other
property installed in the Equipment Space or the Premises. Such
reimbursement shall be made within thirty (30) days of the damage or
d. The monthly charges for all services used shall be payable in U.S.
dollars within thirty (30) days from the date of IDT's invoice. Payment
shall be remitted to IDT at the address set forth in Paragraph 13 and
will not be deemed to have been made until the funds are received by
e. Any payment (including monthly service charges due under this Paragraph
or any other amount due hereunder) not made when due will be subject to
a late charge or one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month.
5. HOURLY RATES FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICES
When IDT technical support assistance is requested by Net2Phone for
resolution or coordination of problems, Net2Phone agrees to pay IDT a per hour
rate set forth in Exhibit A. IDT will inform Net2Phone in advance, if any
services to be performed by IDT for Net2Phone are billable and IDT will provide
Net2Phone with a reasonable estimate prior to performance of the services. For
any services that it may require, Net2Phone shall contact IDT customer service
as specified in Paragraph 13.
6. INTERCONNECT SERVICES
a. IDT shall arrange for all interconnection facilities within the
Premises. All interconnection facilities arranged by IDT shall be
provisioned solely to the Net2Phone occupied Equipment Space within the
Premises. All costs and arrangements for local interconnects will be
Net2Phone's responsibility, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties
in writing. When Net2Phone utilizes IDT's services under this Paragraph
6(a), Net2Phone's facilities management personnel must coordinate with
IDT in the exchange of technical information relating to their
requirements for local interconnect in order for IDT to provide the
necessary support to Net2Phone with the provisioning and installation
of the interconnect
facilities. In addition, for all services to be provided by IDT under
this Paragraph 6(a), Net2Phone agrees to provide IDT notice at least
ten (10) days prior to the commencement date of the services.
Coordination regarding exchange of technical information relating to
local interconnects shall be provided to IDT as specified in Paragraph
b. Upon Net2Phone's written request, IDT shall, on an as required basis,
provide cross-connect services to Net2Phone to allow Net2Phone to
interconnect with the various local exchange and competitive access
providers that are located within the meet-me area of the Premises. In
such event, IDT shall invoice and Net2Phone shall pay to IDT the
Dispatch Labor Charges as specified in Exhibit A.
c. Upon Net2Phone's written request, IDT shall, on an as required basis,
act as Net2Phone's agent in the turning-up of local interconnects and
to provide on-going loop maintenance between the Premises and any
third-party facilities of Net2Phone's customers. In such event, IDT
shall invoice and Net2Phone shall pay to IDT the Dispatch Labor Charges
as specified in Exhibit A.
d. All interconnects must be at the OC3, STM-1, DS3, or DS1 level
utilizing up to 28 T1's per DS3, 24 ports per DS1. The interface point
for IDT's service will be IDT's DSX "CROSS-CONNECT" panel.
7. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performance to
the extent caused by causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without
limitation, labor disputes, fires or other casualties, weather or natural
disasters, damage to facilities, or the conduct of third parties ("Force
8. EMERGENCIES AND INTERRUPTIONS
a. In case of an interruption or failure of any of the services furnished
hereunder, including but not limited to power, back-up power, hvac,
transmission and internet services (the "Services"), IDT shall use
commercially reasonable efforts to restore service as soon as possible.
If IDT elects, it may substitute a reasonably equivalent service. IDT's
liability for all mistakes, errors, omissions, interruptions, delays or
defects in Services occurring in the course of engineering,
installation and operation of its system or the provision of Services
shall in no event exceed the charges paid by Net2Phone for the Services
during the two months preceding the outage. In no event shall IDT be
liable for any special, consequential or incidental damages.
b. In the event Net2Phone experiences an interruption of power services
for any cause within IDT's control, which results in the loss of
service for a period of twenty-four (24) hours or more in any single
event or for more than ninety-six (96) hours in any consecutive six (6)
month period, or if IDT fails to promptly commence or diligently pursue
restoration of any interrupted power services, Net2Phone shall have the
right to terminate this Agreement upon ten (10) days notice to IDT.
c. In the event Net2Phone experiences an interruption of back-up power
which is the direct result of IDT's Landlord's negligence or willful
misconduct, IDT shall pay to Net2Phone, it's proportionate share (based
upon the ratio of the gross area of the Equipment Space to the gross
area of the Premises) of any damages collected by IDT from its Landlord
for such interruption of back-up power.
d. IDT shall at all times during the term of this Agreement maintain a
required operating temperature of 65-87 degrees Fahrenheit. In the
event Net2Phone experiences an interruption of hvac services for any
cause within IDT's control, which lasts for more than one (1) day, the
Occupancy Fee shall be abated from the second day until the date on
which such hvac services are restored, and if such hvac services are
not restored within ten (10) days, or if IDT fails to promptly commence
or diligently pursue restoration of the interrupted hvac services,
Net2Phone shall have the right to terminate this Agreement upon ten
(10) days notice to IDT.
e. In the event Net2Phone experiences an interruption of transmission
services for reasons other than Force Majeure which results in the loss
of Net2Phone's service for a period of seventy-two (72) hours or more
in any single event or for more than one hundred sixty-eight (168)
hours in any consecutive six (6) month period, Net2Phone shall have the
right to terminate this Agreement upon ten (10) days notice to IDT.
a. Either party shall be in default if it fails to timely perform its
material obligations under this Agreement or becomes the subject of any
voluntary proceedings under any bankruptcy or insolvency laws, or
becomes the subject of any involuntary proceedings under any bankruptcy
or involvency laws which are not dismissed or withdrawn within sixty
(60) days after the filing thereof. Upon such default by a party (other
than a service interruption as described in Paragraph 9 hereof), the
other party shall provide written notice to the defaulting party within
ten (10) days of such default, allowing thirty (30) days for the
default to be cured. If the default is not cured within that thirty
(30) days, the non-defaulting party may, upon ten (10) days notice to
the other, terminate this Agreement, and pursue all other available
remedies at law and in equity, all of which shall be cumulative.
b. If this Agreement or any addendum is terminated by IDT during the Term
as a result of Net2Phone's material default or is terminated by
Net2Phone in the absence of a material default hereunder by IDT (in
either case, an "Net2Phone Termination"), Net2Phone shall be liable to
IDT for liquidated damages (due to the difficulty in projecting and
establishing actual damages) for the terminated Services, as provided
i. If a Net2Phone Termination occurs within twenty-four (24) months
from the Commencement Date, then, Net2Phone shall pay to IDT forty
(40%) percent of the monthly Occupancy and related Fees for the
remainder of the Term.
ii. If a Net2Phone Termination occurs after twenty-four (24) months
but prior to forty-eight (48) months from the Commencement Date,
then, Net2Phone shall pay to IDT twenty (20%) percent of the
monthly Occupancy and related Fees for the remainder of the Term.
iii. If a Net2Phone Termination occurs after forty-eight (48) months
but prior to sixty (60) months from the Commencement Date, then
Net2Phone shall pay to IDT ten (10%) percent of the monthly
Occupancy and related Fees for the remainder of the Term.
c. Only in the event of a Net2Phone default and subsequent to an IDT
termination of the Services for cause, the parties shall agree upon the
amount of any reconnect charges, increase in service rates and/or
security deposit required hereunder, prior to any reinstatement of the
Services by IDT; it being understood, however, that in the event of a
termination by IDT for cause, IDT may sell the Services to others.
d. Upon termination or expiration of the Term of this Agreement, Net2Phone
agrees to remove the Equipment and other property which was installed
by Net2Phone or Net2Phone's agents. Net2Phone shall promptly reimburse
IDT for all costs associated with the repair and restoration of the
Equipment Space, the Premises and the Building affected by the removal
of such Equipment. In the event such Equipment or property has not been
removed within fifteen (15) days following the effective termination or
expiration date, IDT shall have the right to remove, relocate, or
otherwise store such Equipment or property at Net2Phone's expense.
10. TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT
The term (the "Term") of this Agreement shall be for a period of three (3)
years commencing on the effective date of this Agreement (the "Commencement
Date"). After the expiration of such three (3) year period, this Agreement
shall remain in force on a month to month basis until terminated by either party
upon thirty (30) days written notice.
Net2Phone shall be responsible to obtain and maintain all approvals and
permits necessary for Net2Phone's use of the Equipment Space.
The parties shall indemnify each other against all losses, claims damages,
expenses and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs)
to extent caused by a willful or negligent act or omission of such party.
13. NOTICES AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS
a. Documentation and coordination regarding exchange of technical
information relating to local interconnects, and notification for
assistance, resolution or coordination of service, and other notices
under this Agreement shall be sent to:
If to IDT:
225 Old New Brunswick Road
Piscataway, New Jersey
And if of a legal nature:
IDT Legal Department
190 Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey
If to Net2Phone:
171 Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey
And if of a legal nature:
Net2Phone Legal Department
171 Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey
a. Net2Phone agrees to maintain, at Net2Phone's expense, during the entire
time this Agreement is in effect for the Premises (i) Comprehensive
General Liability Insurance in an amount not less than one million
dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence for bodily injury or property
damage, (ii) Employer's Liability in an amount not less than one
million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence, (iii) Worker's
Compensation in an amount not less than that prescribed by statutory
limits, and (iv) adequate insurance coverage to protect Net2Phone owned
Equipment and property installed within the Equipment Space. Under no
circumstances shall IDT be obligated to provide insurance coverage for
any Net2Phone owned Equipment or property installed within the IDT
Premises. However, Net2Phone may satisfy the foregoing insurance
obligations under the existing policies of insurance of IDT, at IDT's
discretion, so long as Net2Phone qualifies as a subsidiary of IDT as
defined in such policies of insurance; in which event, Net2Phone shall
be responsible for the Net2Phone portion of the cost to IDT of such
insurance. Net2Phone shall furnish IDT with certificates of insurance
which evidence the minimum levels of insurance set forth herein and
which, if not an IDT policy, name IDT as an additional insured upon
request by IDT.
b. IDT agrees to maintain, at IDT's expense, during the entire time this
Agreement is in effect (i) Comprehensive General Liability Insurance in
an amount not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per
occurrence for bodily injury or property damage, (ii) Employer's
Liability in an amount not less than Five Hundred Thousand Dollars
($500,000.00) per occurrence, and (iii) Worker's Compensation in an
amount not less than that prescribed by statutory limits. IDT shall
furnish Net2Phone with certificates of insurance which evidence the
minimum levels of insurance set forth herein upon request.
a. This Agreement may not be assigned by either party in whole or in part
without the prior written consent of the other party, which consent
shall not be unreasonably withheld, except that Net2Phone and IDT shall
have the right to assign this Agreement to an affiliate or division,
provided that IDT or Net2Phone exercise management control over and/or
own a controlling interest in or are under common control with such
affiliate or division. Notwithstanding the foregoing restriction on the
assignment of this Agreement, (i) any direct or indirect transfer of
the share capital of IDT or Net2Phone shall not be considered an
assignment of this Agreement, and (ii) both IDT and Net2Phone shall
have the unrestricted right to assign its rights and obligations under
this Agreement to any individual, corporation or other business entity
which acquires all or substantially all of its shares or assets and
upon such assignment, the
assigning party shall be released of all of its obligations under this
Agreement arising from and after the date of such assignment.
b. The terms and provisions of this Agreement may only be waived, modified
or changed by an amendment in writing signed by both parties hereto. No
failure by either party to insist upon the other's performance of any
obligation hereunder shall constitute a waiver of the obligation unless
c. If any provision of this Agreement shall be determined to be invalid or
unenforceable, the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full
force and effect.
d. This Agreement and the rights and obligations of the parties hereto
shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New
Jersey (without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws). Each
party shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws.
The parties hereby solely subject themselves to the jurisdiction of the
State of New Jersey, for the resolution of any dispute arising
hereunder and agree that venue in any suit filed in those courts shall
e. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of
which shall be an original, and all of which, taken together, shall
constitute one and the same Agreement.
f. Both IDT and Net2Phone each represent and warrant to the other that the
person executing this Agreement (or any amendments and changes) on its
behalf is its duly authorized representative.
g. Net2Phone covenants and represents that it has negotiated this
Agreement directly with IDT, and has not acted by implication or
otherwise to authorize or authorized any other broker, salesman, or
finder to act for it in the negotiation and execution of this Agreement
and agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless IDT from any and all
claims by any such broker, salesman or finder for a commission or
finder's fee as a result of Net2Phone having entered into this
h. This Agreement and any documents attached hereto constitute the entire
Agreement between the parties and supersede all prior agreements,
whether written or oral, with respect to the subject matter contained
herein. In case of any conflict between this Agreement and the terms of
any documents attached hereto, the terms of the documents attached
shall control insofar as the services covered thereby are concerned.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned hereby acknowledges that they have read
and fully understand the foregoing Agreement and, further, that they agree to
each of the terms and conditions contained herein.
Agreed and Accepted:
By: /s/ David Greenblatt Print: David Greenblatt
Date: 5/20/99 Title: Chief Operating Officer
Agreed and Accepted:
By: /s/ Joyce Mason Print: Joyce Mason
Date: 5/20/99 Title: Senior Vice Presdient & Secretary
Exhibit A- RATES
CO-LOCATION AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICE AGREEMENT
1. Address of Co-location Center: 225 Old New Brunswick Road, Piscataway, NJ
2. Initial Space Allocation: 14 racks.
3. Initial Term: Years (3) years.
4. Monthly Recurring Occupancy Fees: $600 per month, per rack
5. Additional Occupancy Fees: Payable at the times and in the amounts as
agreed by Net2Phone and IDT when additional services are requested by
6. Dispatch Labor Charges: The following charges apply to work done on
Net2Phone's behalf on Net2Phone equipment located in the Equipment space
("Dispatch Labor Charges").
a. Normal IDT business hours (Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
except IDT holidays) will be billed to Net2Phone at the rate of
$75.00 per hour with a one (1) hour minimum.
b. Off-hour support shall be billed at a rate of $125.00 per hours
with a two (2) hour minimum (All other times and IDT holidays).
c. Dispatch Labor Charges apply only if Net2Phone's requests and
authorizes dispatch of IDT personnel to perform work on Net2Phone's
behalf. IDT reserves the right to accept or reject any such
requests. IDT dispatch of personnel to work on Net2Phone's
equipment is also premised on Net2Phone furnishing instruction to
IDT prior to commencement of any work.
7. Additional space within the Premises: Additional space made available to
Net2Phone by IDT will be provided to Net2Phone according to the terms,
conditions and rates in force at the time of the Net2Phone request.