The Endless Possibilities to Tackle Data Centre Sustainability

Authored by Stephen Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Datalec Precision Installations (DPI)

Every single day, people around the world grab their phones, check their email, watch a YouTube video, or  open their laptops to begin their workday. All of these communal actions create a gargantuan amount of data that’s challenging to even visualize. By 2025 it’s estimated that 463 exabytes will be generated each day in data from … [visit site to read more]

Cirion unveils data centre expansion plans for Latin America

Digital infrastructure and technology provider Cirion has announced the expansion of its fibre network and data centre capabilities across Latin America “to better serve the growing demands of our customers and continue to migrate workloads to hybrid cloud solutions”, as the company puts it.

This expansion includes several new data centres across Latin America that will be interconnected with Cirion´s existing data centres, providing customers with increased redundancy and disaster recovery capabilities.

During 2022, Cirion data centre facilities in São Paulo (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Quito (Ecuador) (pictured above), Cali (Colombia) and Lima (Peru) had an approximately 12% increase in installed capacity.

In 2023 expansion plans are continuing with the construction of a new data centre facility in the Quilicura region in Santiago (Chile), another in the industrial district of Macropolis in Lurin (Perú) and a new building in Cotia, São Paulo, in addition to the expansion of the installed capacity of the data centre in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Together, these new or expanded faciities will add more than 6 MW of capacity in 2023. Cirion data centres are implementing new monitoring infrastructure, control and management services while offering customers additional space for housing servers, networking devices and other computing equipment.

It has also expanded its Latin America fibre network and added peering capacity. In 2023, it will increase its submarine capacity to a total of 132 TB. Moreover, six new nodes have been added to the more than 700 in the company’s network in Latin America to offer more services to more users.

Also in 2023 Cirion says it is launching its new Bare Metal Cloud solution, a service that offers automated computational capacity located close to large commercial centres.

In addition the company is investing in ahigh bandwidth Ethernetarchitecture to deliver updated Ethernet services to more than 14 major Latin American cities, and theexpansion of its secure SD-WAN Managed Service, delivering organizations networks and security in what it describes as a single, high-value-added converging solution.

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Vodafone Idea to roll out 5G ‘soon’ as rivals race ahead

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M&A in US Telecom Infrastructure

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by J. Drew Mullin, Partner, ATLANTIC-ACM

Investment in US Telecom companies has been red-hot for 15 years and remains strong despite broader economic concerns. Infrastructure asset M&A is highly active, and multiples that were once 10-20 times EBITDA have risen to 20-30 times EBITDA. MetroConnect and PTC, two of the larger investment tradeshows in the telecom space, have grown significantly over the last 15 years to reach record attendance in 2023. 2022 saw declines in … [visit site to read more]

BDx Indonesia breaks ground on new Jakarta data centre

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Africa in the 5G spotlight, says recent research from Kagan

Commercial 5G launches rebounded in the second half of 2022 as operators in developing markets – and notably Africa – turned on their networks. That’s one of the key findings of 5G Tracker, a report from Kagan, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence.

5G Tracker lists at least 238 mobile operators serving 94 markets worldwide that had launched commercial 5G services as of year-end 2022.

Developing markets, especially in Africa, were in the spotlight for recent commercial 5G launches, the report found, as operators in many developed regions had already launched 5G in previous years. The switch from non-standalone to standalone 5G is slowly picking up, it added, but the lack of demand for 5G itself has caused some operators to be tentative about making the switch.

5G Tracker also said that Ericsson and Nokia remained the leading 5G infrastructure vendors in terms of total customers and associated network deployments, while China’s Huawei Technologies was still the leading vendor in terms of total 5G small cell unit shipments and related deployments, thanks to its massive home market, where more than 2.31 million 5G small cells were active at the end of December 2022.

Twenty-four new operators were added to the list of 5G launches in the second half of 2022. Africa had nine new launches in this period, the most since Kagan began tracking 5G launches in 2018. These included Orange SA in Botswana, Safaricom PLC in Kenya, Société Française de Radiotéléphone (SFR) SA in Réunion, MTN Group in Nigeria and Zambia, Telkom SA SOC Ltd. in South Africa, Vodacom Group in Tanzania and Unitel SA in Angola.

As most operators in developed markets have already deployed commercial 5G services, Kagan expects launches in the succeeding months to come from developing markets in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

More details on these findings are available on the 5G Tracker page.

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Industry Spotlight: Consolidated Communications’ Gabe Waggoner

The FTTH space is one of the most dynamic in the infrastructure world right now, with providers of all types investing resources in residential connectivity around the country.   Last year we talked to Consolidated Communications here for an Industry Spotlight about their Fidium buildout plans.  Now, one year later where are they?  With us today to talk about the company’s buildout status and where they are putting their efforts going forward is Gabe Waggoner, Executive Vice President of Operations at Consolidated Communications. … [visit site to read more]