Welcome back from the long weekend for those in the US. Here’s a quick look at some regional news from both sides of the Atlantic:
Uniti Group, Macquarie, and Bluebird have completed their three-way deal out in the midwest. Uniti acquired the Bluebird fiber network and leased it back to Bluebird, while Bluebird bought Uniti’s Midwestern operating business, while Macquarie now owns Bluebird Network. So, to summarize the results of the deal: Macquarie owns Bluebird, Bluebird owns the operating businesses in the midwest, Uniti owns the underlying fiber that Bluebird uses under a triple-net lease, and everyone is happy except maybe those guys suing Windstream about the Uniti spinoff in the first place.
Conterra has built out some new metro fiber in the desert southwest. They have expanded northward from El Paso to hook up sites in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The $5M buildout adds some 100 route miles of fiber and more than 8,200 fiber miles to the company’s regional network. Along with El Paso, Conterra now has 420 route miles of metro and regional fiber in the area.
And over on the other side of the Atlantic, the data center provider maincubes has sold some more Dutch colo space and power. Leaseweb has picked maincubes AMS01 to help it expand its footprint within the Netherlands. Leaseweb operates a growing footprint of 20 data centers around the world, with its most recent expansion being in Miami. In July they completed an expansion of their network at the company’s other Amsterdam data center, AMS-01.
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