Equinix has completed it's acquisition of 13 Bell Canada's data centers. The acquisition was first announced in June 2020. Bell had operated the facilities under the Q9 brand. It partially acquired Q9 in 2012 for $1.1 billion and in 2016 it acquired the remainder for $675 million. This deal ...
Region: Middle East
Equinix and Omantel will partner to operate the data center, however the facility will follow Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) model; Equinix will operate the data center. Plans as of 2018 are for 18,600 square feet of colocation space and approximately 750 cabinets when the three-phase build finishes. The first phase will include 250 cabinets and is expected to be completed and available to customers by the second quarter of 2019.
Oman’s position between Asia, Africa, and Europe enable the new IBX to offer a regional interconnection hub that provides low-latency connectivity between global markets. The data center also will offer connectivity to cable landing stations; undersea cable systems will terminate directly inside the facility as well. As of July 2018, Equinix did not name the submarine networks that will terminate in the site, but Omantel has investments in 20 submarine cable systems and leverages six diverse landing stations in Oman. Submarine networks in which Omantel has stakes include Europe India Gateway (EIG), Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG), Gulf to Africa (G2A), Silk Route Gateway-1 (SRG-1), and AAE-1.