A rebranding, a contract win, an M&A, and a portfolio expansion to keep an eye on:
There is a new name out in the Great Plains to keep an eye on. NebraskaLink has rebranded as OPTK Networks and will be expanding its footprint beyond Nebraska and into adjacent markets. The company operates a statewide network, with connectivity to the usual destinations in Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Kansas City.
QTS has picked up some business in the gaming vertical out in Chicago. An unnamed 'leading entertainment company' will be colocating key IT infrastructure for their 100M-user global gaming platform in QTS Chicago. The deal includes 1MW of hybrid colo and leverages QTS's Service Delivery Platform to optimize GPU execution.
Telxius has done a major tower deal over in Europe. They are acquiring 10,100 sites from Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG for €1.5B. As part of the deal they will be constructing another 2,400 sites, after which their tower portfolio will pass 32,800 in six countries. The company's current shareholders will be providing the financing for 90% of the value of the deal, with the rest coming from new debt.
And late last week, Colt took its Ethernet VPN service and added global any-to-any capabilities. They'll be offering the multipoint service to global enterprises at speeds up to 40Gbps and with multi-CoS options. Colt has been aggressively adding such capabilities to its portfolio worldwide, tying together those European and Asian assets while adding others in the US and elsewhere.
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