Three upgrade projects of differing types, plus some M&A news in the data center space from over the weekend or late last week:
Comcast Business has done some work up on Cape Cod this summer. They are providing the necessary connectivity to hook up the Pelham House Resort, bringing 100Mbps Ethernet Dedicated Internet to its three newly renovated properties in Dennis Port. The upgrade will power the needs of both guests and events as well as future expansion plans.
Adtran has picked up some business in the UK. Truespeed will be using Adtran’s XGS-PON technology to power its expansion in the country’s southwest. The first beneficiaries are customers in Peasedwon St John, with 900Mbps possible for residential and 10Gbps for business.
T-Mobile is turning to SpaceX’s Starlink to increase its coverage to rural areas. The two are working together first on SMS/MMS text messaging coverage, but the deal could theoretically be expanded to voice and data later on. Supposedly the new service will work via the existing radio on most smartphones currently on T-Mobile’s network.
And the bidding war for Global Switch has entered a new phase. Five private equity players have been selected to go to the next round of bidding: EQT Partners, KKR, Gaw Capital Partners, PAG, and Stonepeak Partners. Each will now be doing their due diligence prior to what could be a deal in the $10B+ range. Global Switch operates 13 data centers across 8 markets in Europe and Asia Pacific.
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