GlobeNet to build second Colombian data centre

Latin American operator GlobeNet has announced plans to build a second facility in Barranquilla. It is expected to come on line in Q3 2022 and will reportedly quadruple the number of racks and power GlobeNet currently has available in Colombia. The company announced its first Colombian data centre, a 200 sqm facility also in Barranquilla and adjacent to its cable landing station, in 2017.

“We decided to build our second Edge data centre in Barranquilla because it is a strategic interconnection point in South America for Operators, ISPs, OTTs, and local and international content delivery networks or CDNs,” said Eduardo Falzoni, CEO of GlobeNet.

By the end of 2022, the company will have five Edge data centre locations in Latin America. Earlier this month the company announced plans to build a new data center in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Owned by BTG Pactual Infrastructure Fund II, GlobeNet is a wholesale telecom operator that owns a number of submarine cables in Latin America as well as cable landing stations in Brazil, Colombia, and the US (New Jersey and Florida). Earlier this year BTG acquired a 57.9 percent equity interest held by Oi SA in the company’s fiber-optic infrastructure assets unit, now known as V.tal, and planned to merge the company with GlobeNet.

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