Two organic expansion plans, one international vendor deployment, and a bit of M&A I almost missed from last week:
DataBank is preparing to expand its presence in the Denver metro area again with a fifth location. The data center provider has acquired 6961 S. Quentin Street in Centennial, Colorado, a 108,000 square foot building adjacent to their DEN2 facility. They plan to turn that location into DEN5 with 75,000 square feet of raised floor space with 15MW of UPS power. Phase 1 of that project will be a single 30,000 square foot data hall with 6MW of power.
Infinera has won some business in the North African country of Libya. Hatif Libya, a subsidiary of LPTIC (Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information Company, and yes I had to look that up), will be leveraging Infinera’s Automatically Switched Optical Network technology to build out its digital infrastructure. The plan calls for building out to 60 sites throughout the country, with an an initial 600Gbps lit along the coast and 200Gbps in the southern region.
Just before yesterday’s announcement by Lumen of the sale of its Latin American business, the company made an organic move over in Europe with the buildout of several new routes. They are constructing 180 route miles between Lyon, France and Geneva Switzerland connecting Grenoble, Chambéry and Annecy. In Spain they are building 170 route miles between Salou and the French Border as well as metro depth in Barcelona. They have also hooked up to the MAREA landing station in Sopelana.
And there was a bit of M&A in the VoIP sector last week. The UCaaS provider Broadvoice has acquired GoContact, a Portuguese-based provider of Contact Center as a Service. GoContact focuses on Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Angola, and Colombia, territories that will give US-based Broadvoice some interesting new reach on three continents. Broadvoice envisions growth from cross-selling opportunities across both companies’ footprints and portfolios.
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