A few more items to keep up with from the week so far:
Blockchain and its broader category of Distributed Ledger Technology may finally be about to change the telecom space. The Communications Business Automation Network has lifted the curtains on a new settlement environment based on live DLT for the sector. CBAN includes a swath of the biggest names in the space worldwide: AT&T, Verizon, Tata, PCCW, Orange, DT, Colt, Telefonica etc., so the effort is definitely something to keep an eye on.
STACK Infrastructure is building out some major new space in California. They unveiled plans today for a new 240,000 square foot, 32MW facility on the company's campus in Silicon Valley. Along with similarly substantial expansions in Ohio, Oregon, and Chicago, STACK has a heck of a lot of construction planned for the next year or two.
Colt is deepening its collaboration with Microsoft and Interxion with some more cloud connectivity. They have added Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity to their PoP in Interxion's AMS8 facility. They hope to better serve European enterprises who need to migrate their SAP databases into the cloud, something they'll need to do by 2025 when SAP won't support on-premises databases anymore.
And if you thought EQT was done buying infrastructure assets, then you were wrong. The company said this week that it plans to raise EUR14.75B for its new EQT IX fund. With Zayo, Inexio, and other projects still on the front burner, some of that money probably already has an earmark, but there will be plenty left over. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/eqt-sets-target-fund-size-181200746.html
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