Datacenter REIT CoreSite (NYSE:COR, news, filings) picked up a new customer to help fill out the 437,000 square feet they operate in Los Angeles. International tier 1 IP carrier TeliaSonera AB (ETR:TLS, news, filings) is opening its latest PoP there as part of its efforts to serve the gaming community. Teliasonera is already in another of CoreSite’s facilities in the region as well as one in DC – apparently they like the surroundings.
Teliasonera has had quite a bit of luck serving the gaming sector, though one sees them more often on the other side of the Atlantic. In February they won a contract to serve the new EarthRise game, and last year it was Blizzard and Demonware. It’s a demanding sector that is very sensitive to latency and network congesion, but one which is expected to continue growing rapidly and consuming more and more bandwidth. Teliasonera’s expansion deeper into US markets suggest they are looking to expand their position.
CoreSite IPO’d last fall, moving into the vacuum left by Equinix’s purchase of Switch & Data and preceding the deals over the winter in which large telecoms began buying up cloud and colocation assets – Savvis, Navisite, Terremark, etc.
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