Tower operator SBA Communications is signaling a larger push into edge computing, which could include more data centers and perhaps thousands of edge modules at the base of telecom towers.
SBA Communications’ acquisition of a Chicago interconnection facility is the latest move by tower-focused real estate investment trusts (REITs) to establish a beachhead in the data center world.
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.
DataBank and Vertical Bridge are partnering to build a network of micro data centers at the base of cell towers to support demand for edge computing.
As the new consolidator in the data center industry, Digital Bridge has a vision that extends from the device in your hand to the server in the data center. The acquisition of Vantage Data Centers is a key step towards those ambitions.