A renewed M&A attempt, a new partnership, a new PoP, and a new data center project:
Altice and Rogers got rejected again up in Canada this week. Last week it was revealed that they had made a second unsolicited bid for Cogeco, following up on an earlier attempt. This time, like last time, was torpedoed by Cogeco's board, backed by its majority shareholders of the Audet family. According to Louis Audet, the rejection is "not a negotiating strategy, but a definitive refusal. We are not interested in selling our shares." I wonder if they'll try again.
LightRiver has a new technology partner. The optical network solution provider has teamed up with Smartoptics, whose DCP-M DWDM open line system will be enrolled into LightRiver's NetFLEX platform. The pairing will offer better management and control, speeding network delivery via LightRiver's Factory Built Network.
DE-CIX India continues to expand its infrastructure. Today they announced a sixth PoP in Mumbai, putting down roots at GPX2 and bringing more peering and cloud connectivity options to tenants there. They were already in GPX1 of course, and operate exchanges in Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata as well.
Prime Data Centers has unveiled plans for a new data center in Silicon Valley. They will begin construction in the next 60 days at 1111Comstock Street in Santa Clara with an eye toward accepting tenants in about 1 year. The four-story facility will offer 121,000 square feet of space and up to 9MW of critical power. Prime also operates data centers in the Sacramento metro area and across the bay in Hayward.
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