Three global data center projects of interest and one M&A completion.
Telehouse has begun construction on a new data center over in Paris. It will be the second facility at its TH3 Paris Magny campus, and will add 12,000 square meters of IT floor space and 18MW of power. If all goes well it will be ready in October 2023. Telehouse has allocated €50M to the development of the campus, which sits on a former EADS military site 30 minutes from the center of Paris.
Digital Realty is expanding its European footprint with a new facility in the Mediterranean. They have announced plans for a 6.5MW data center on the Greek island of Crete. The facility is intended to become an interconnection hub for regional subsea cables, and complements Digital Realty’s expanding presence over in Athens. It’ll be a while though, the first phase is scheduled to be ready in 2025.
Scala Data Centers has some big plans down in the South American country of Chile. They will be spending some $400M to build out 200MW of capacity across three campuses. They have received an environmental license for one campus in Lampa, Santiago to be completed in Q1 of 2024. A few weeks ago they kicked off construction of another in Curauma in the Valparaiso area that will be ready in March 2023. And they have started the executive project for a third location, also in Santiago.
And Lumen is a bit leaner today as Brightspeed has officially closed its purchase of the company’s ILEC business in 20 states. The deal gets Lumen out of the ILEC business outside the former Qwest footprint it still operates. The deal cost Brightspeed $7.5B and puts them in a position to expand local services across a wide range of markets.
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