Tuesday Bytes: Bulk Infrastructure, OneWeb, Epsilon, DataGryd

March 19th, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

A few items from around the world worth noting from the start of this week:

Bulk Infrastructure is making good on plans announced last year to build a large data center in southwestern Denmark. The Norwegian infrastructure operator has broken ground on the Esjberg facility, aiming to complete the first phase by October of this year. The buildout complements Bulk Infrastructure’s investment in the HAVFRUE transatlantic cable system, which will land nearby. It is the company’s first foray beyond Norway itself.

OneWeb has raised a few dollars to support its satellite dreams. By a few dollars, I mean $1.25B more in a round led by Softbank, Qualcomm, Grupo Salinas, and the Government of Rwanda (quite a fascinating group). That money will go toward mass production of the company’s satellites, which they hope to launch 30 at a time with 650 in the works for phase 1.

Epsilon added a new service provider customer this morning. The Bangladeshi service provider aamra will be using Epsilon’s Infiny platform for interconnection into LINX in London and AMS-IX in Amsterdam. The move follows a recent PoP deployment by aamra in Marseille, giving the company a foothold in Europe.

And in New York this morning, DataGryd has picked the builder of its new MegaSuite 6 project at 60 Hudson. Clune Construction will be general contractor for the buildout, which will feature 1MW of power and a cooling load of 280 tons. They expect to have the new space ready in the third quarter of this year.

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