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GlobeNet extends Colombia edge data centre footprint

With more than 26,000 kms in subsea fibre cable assets in operations, telco is investing in localised cloud hosting to boost its presence in the LATAM market.

By João Marques Lima

Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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September 21, 2021 | 11:50 AM BST

Wholesale telecommunications and edge data centre services provider GlobeNet is to build an edge data centre in Barranquilla to expand its current infrastructure and address increased demand for colocation and connectivity services.

The announcement in Colombia comes two weeks after GlobeNet announced the construction of another new Edge Data Center in Fortaleza, Brazil. Both sites are expected to be ready by Q3 2022.

Eduardo Falzoni, CEO of Globenet, said: “We decided to build our second Edge Data Center in Barranquilla because it is a strategic interconnection point in South America for local and international Carriers, ISPs, OTTs and CDNs.

“In fact, Globenet’s own network provides direct, low-latency submarine routes to Brazil and the United States from Barranquilla, as well as a direct route to Bogota through our redundant terrestrial backhaul.”

GlobeNet, which is owned by BTG Pactual Infrastructure Fund II, is set to run five Edge Data Center locations in Latin America by the end of next year.

The company serves customers in Argentina, Brazil, Bermuda, Colombia, the United States, and Venezuela through its own submarine cable systems that span across 26,000 kms.

Fabio Laguado, CCO of Globenet, said: “After a successful experience with our first Data Center in Barranquilla, this new Edge Data Center will enable growth at a larger scale for Colombia’s digital economy, reinforcing our commitment to provide the most advanced connectivity and data centre solutions for people and businesses in the region.”

This new data centre is expected to be operational on Q3 2022 and will quadruple the number of racks and power currently available in Globenet’s existing data centre in Barranquilla.

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