Friday Bytes: STT GDC, Colt, Ciena, Nokia, Espanix, American Tower

October 8th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

An organic expansion, two vendor wins, and a data center M&A:

STT Telemedia Global Data Centres has plans for a major expansion in Japan. Yesterday the company said it will soon have two data centers in the Goodman Business Park in Inzai City outside of Tokyo. At full buildout, the expansion will add 60,000 square meters of total floor space to STT GDC's footprint. Goodman Japan will develop the shell and core, leasing them on a long term basis to STT GDC.

Colt is taking the 400GE plunge with a little help from Ciena. They are leveraging Ciena's WL5e coherent-optical technology to offer 400GE wave and private wave services across the company's IQ Network in both Europe and Asia-Pacific. The bigger pipes will enable Colt to keep up with that ever-insatiable bandwidth demand out there.

Nokia's gear is getting a workout in Spain. The vendor giant has deployed a modular DCI solution for ESpanix, which offers an interconnection platform in Madrid. Nokia's solution connects three data centers in the Madrid metro area via dual optical links and an initial capacity of 4Tbps. The upgrade will support client-side interfaces of up to 400G.

And American Tower has acquired some more data center assets. Yesterday the company closed on the purchase of DataSite, which operates facilities in both Atlanta and Orlando. While American Tower was already in Atlanta, Orlando is a new market for the company that will complement its presence in Jacksonville. The tower operator now operates a total of nine edge facilities.

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Categories: Datacenter · Interconnection · Mergers and Acquisitions · Telecom Equipment

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