Tuesday Bytes: Prime, Infinera, Globe, Altice, Proximity

September 21st, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Two data center buildouts, a vendor win, and a French infrastructure M&A: Prime Data Centers is taking on the Chicago metro area. The California-based wholesale data center developer and operator has unveiled plans for a 750,000-square-foot, 150MW campus in Elk Grove Village. It will be built on four parcels of land along the Busse Road Corridor. Prime plans to invest as much as $1B in the new campus, although details on what they’ll build first and when will come later.

Infinera has won a significant new customer over in the APAC region, or more specifically in the Philippines. Globe Telecom has deployed Infinera’s Auto-Lambda solution to upgrade its infrastructure in advance of deploying 5G. The upgrade puts Infinera’s auto-tuneable technology to work to increase bandwidth while lowering expenses by simplifying deployment.

The French infrastructure market saw a significant consolidation move this week. Altice France has made a deal to acquire Coriolis Telecom for €415M, of which €298M will be paid upfront with the balance deferred over time. Coriolis has some 500K fixed and mobile customers and 30K businesses, offering ADSL, fiber, and MVNO-based wireless connectivity mostly within small and medium French cities.

And Proximity’s edge expansion has landed in it’s 7th regional market over in the UK. The data center operator has launched an 89,000 square foot facitility in Swindon, which lies along the M4 about 60 miles west of Slough and 80 from London. With 7MW of power, expandable to 14MW, the new Proximity Edge 7 data center will support up to 2000 racks.  

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