Data center and telecom professionals say that 5G will indeed be a huge deal, but that the hype and publicity around 5G is getting ahead of the infrastructure needed to deliver it.
Investors are looking to build broad-based portfolios of digital assets, including data centers, telecom towers, fiber and antennas. Recent examples include Digital Colony’s deal for Zayo Group, and American Tower’s entry into colocation.
5G. You may feel like you’ve been hearing about its potential everywhere you turn. True; 5G has been getting a lot of press exposure and promotions lately — and expectations are high as it has been under development for many years. A new white paper from Compass Data Centers explores the “what, where, when and why” of 5G.
American Tower, the world’s largest owner of wireless infrastructure, has made its first acquisition in the data center sector by buying Colo Atl, a colocation and meet-me room business in downtown Atlanta.
Our panel of data center thought leaders looks at the upside of 5G wireless, and what faster and larger data streams will mean for cloud computing and multi-tenant data centers.
5G wireless is expected to increase the volume of mobile data. Here’s a closer look at the timing of the 5G rollout and what all that data traffic will mean for data centers.
Several data center startups view edge computing as part of a fundamental shift in Internet architecture, moving network interconnection points from the core of the Internet to its outer perimeter.
It may be several years before there is a “pure play” opportunity for individuals to invest in edge computing, said panelists at last week’s Edge Congress. But private players are placing early bets, and watching trends for investment opportunities.
The explosion of connected devices creates both challenges and opportunities for companies seeking to understand edge computing. From the DCF Special Report on Edge Computing.
Edge computing specialist Vapor IO has added a new lead investor, which the company says will fuel the deployment of its Kinetic Edge Platform as a national network.