Despite the ongoing pandemic situation, there was a bit of interesting infrastructure M&A down in Texas announced today. The metro fiber solution provider PS Lightwave is acquiring IP Global, a Houston-based data center, connectivity, and voice service provider.
PS Lightwave operates an extensive 5,500 route mile network throughout the Houston metro area, connecting some 1,600 on-net locations. Over that network they offer a range of services from dark fiber, to Ethernet, to internet access, to voice.
Meanwhile, IP Global operates a 12,000 square foot data center in Houston's Galleria business district. From there they serve the enterprise and SMB markets with colo, cabinets, managed servers, hosted PBC, and various managed bandwidth services.
PS Lightwave hopes that the complementary nature of the two businesses will expand their potential markets and offer cross-selling opportunities to both customer bases. It's part of an ongoing trend at the edge where metro fiber, edge colo, and managed services are increasingly intertwined.