Ascenty invests BRL 150 million to bury its fiber optic network underground
The investment covers the regions of Campinas, Vinhedo, São Paulo, Praia Grande and Rio de Janeiro, covering a world-class network system in terms of resilience, availability, security and low latency
Ranked as the leader of the Colocation market in Latin America, with 22 dedicated data centers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico – 17 in operation and five under construction –, and a network stretching for 4,500 km, Ascenty continues to invest in the project to bury its fiber optic network to cover the regions of Campinas, São Paulo, Praia Grande and Rio de Janeiro.
The program kicked off in 2017 and expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2021 amasses investments in the order of BRL 150 million to cover all 1,080 km of underground network connecting 22 cities: Barueri; Campinas; Caieiras; Cajamar; Cubatão; Diadema; Hortolândia; Itupeva; Jundiaí; Louveira; Osasco; Paulínia; Praia Grande; Rio de Janeiro Capital; Santana de Parnaíba; Santos; São Bernardo do Campo; São Paulo Capital; São Vicente; Sumaré; Valinhos; and Vinhedo.
The project is part of Ascenty’s strategy to specialize in the segment of world-class data centers. The underground fiber optic network connects the company’s data centers to submarine cable stations, enabling connectivity excellence by mitigating communication latency, in addition to ensuring superior resilience and availability to Ascenty’s clients.
The underground network’s expansion also allows companies allocated across all of Ascenty’s data centers to integrate their businesses to the new NAP Brazil (Network Access Point), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and major cloud providers, among several other companies. This opens up a new range of interconnection possibilities with services and content stored in the company’s data centers, which currently host 350 global clients operating in Latin America.
“We continue to heavily invest in the underground network between our data centers to ensure our clients, no matter where they’re hosted, have the possibility and peace-of-mind of knowing that they always have the best possible connections,” said Marcos Siqueira, Ascenty’s VP of Operations.
Ascenty, a Digital Realty and Brookfield company, is the largest data center and connectivity service provider in Latin America, currently featuring 22 units in operation and/or under construction in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, interconnected by 4,500 km of dedicated fiber optic network. The company was established in 2010 and works in building and operating world-class data centers, with robust structures and cutting-edge technology, serving cloud and general tech service providers, among other clients in the finance, retail and service integration segments, as well as other industries. To supports its expansion project, since 2018 Ascenty has been backed by strategic investment by Brookfield – one of the largest asset managers in Brazil in the infrastructure and private equity segments. And, with Digital Realty, the conglomerate adds even more expertise to performance by joining the world’s largest data center network, with more than 260 units across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. To learn more about Ascenty, go to: http://www.ascenty.com
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