Two bits of data center M&A news, a network upgrade, and a couple network expansions:
Windstream Wholesale has expanded its ICON fiber network into a new location in the deep south. They have connected to a second DC BLOX facility, this time at 433 6th St. South in downtown Birmingham AL. DC BLOX’s edge data center footprint covers seven regional markets across five southern states.
Digital Realty’s purchase of a majority interest in Teraco in South Africa is now complete. Teraco operates seven facilities, four in Johannesburg, two in Cape Town, and one in Durban. The transaction values the company at about $3.6B.
Verizon says it is upgrading its fiber network core. They have deployed next generation routers from Juniper giving them 400Gps capabilities with a pathway to 800Gps and 1Tbps when needed. The upgrade also takes up half the space and offers more advanced automation, enabling Verizon more flexibility in its network design.
Dobson Fiber’s appetite for new FTTH markets continued unabated this week. The Oklahoma-based provider is expanding its fiber offerings to include Fort Smith and Barling over in northwestern Arkansas. The company’s regional footprint spans 4,900 route miles, serving 9 communities in OK and 3 in AR, with now 11 new markets under construction.
And 365 Data Centers added a few details about its purchase of the majority of the US assets of Sungard AS. They are acquiring data centers in 8 markets, giving the company 20 locations total with a total footprint of 1M square feet and 53MW of power.
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