Thursday Roundup: IFN, DataBank, Cogent, Seaborn

April 5th, 2018 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s some quick takes on a few interesting internet infrastructure news items from midweek: an upgrade, a new data center, a new PoP, and a customer win:

Indiana Fiber Network has kicked off a significant network upgrade across its footprint, updating its hardware to improve capacity, stability, and efficiency of the packet network. The first of four planned phases in 2018 is alredy complete, with the rest to be performed in Q2. Additional work is planned for Q1 of 2019.

DataBank is planning to build a third data center in Kansas City. KC3 will ultimately deliver 50,000 square feet and 6MW of power, with half of that in the initial buildout. It will be adjacent to KC1 in the Southlake business park in Lenexa, with room on an additional 4 acres of land for future expansion. DataBank is redeveloping an existing facility, and expects to have it ready in Q3.

Cogent Communications has added a new PoP to its network in the Netherlands. The global service provider has expanded into’s AMS1 facility in Amsterdam. AMS1 is in the city’s southeastern district and features some 54,000 square feet of space with a pPUE of 1.04. Cogent has been very quiet on the PR front for years now, although they’ve been offering the industry an extended lesson in returning cash to shareholders through an ever increasing quarterly dividend.

And Seaborn Networks has won another convert to Seabras-1. Eletronet will be leveraging the submarine cable and its associated metro footprint in Brazil for dedicated internet access. Eletronet’s network spans 155 PoPs via 16,000km of fiber, and will use the connectivity to bring global IP transit reach to its service provider customers across Brazil.

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Categories: Datacenter · Fiber Networks · Internet Backbones · Undersea cables

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