Several interesting items from around the world, two in the data center space, one subsea, and one backbone:
EdgeConneX is taking its international expansion into a new market in southeast Asia. The edge data center specialist is investing in three data center projects in Malaysia, one each in the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Jalil and Cyberjaya. When complete, the expansion would total just under 300MW of capacity, with 200MW of that in Cyberjaya. EdgeConneX sees opportunity in the strong growth of the high tech sector in Malaysia.
Xtera and Trans Americas Fiber System said yesterday that they have begun initial construction on the TAM-1 subsea cable system. When complete TAM-1 will connect Florida, Central America, and various destinations in the Caribbean, adding capacity and reach to infrastructure in the region. The 7,000km system is expected to be ready-for-service in 2025. Xtera is the turnkey EPC supplier, and AT&T will be landing party and an anchor tenant on the system.
GlobalNet is expanding its international reach with a new network segment in Singapore. They have deployed a node of their DATAIX distributed peer-to-peer traffic exchange network in Singapore, with connection points in Equinix SG1, Epsilon A&D, LWS Sin-9 and GlobalSwitch. From the Dutch-based backbone operator will target opportunities throughout southeast Asia.
Vantage Data Centers has lined up some new financial resources from a major pension fund down under. AustralianSuper is investing €1.5B in the company, taking a significant minority stake specifically in Vantage EMEA alongside DigitalBridge. Vantage will use the funds to further accelerate its expansion across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Their most recent announcement was a 75MW project in London.
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