Even in a struggling economy, the telecomm industry continues to grow and is driving a data center boom. As a result, major telecom companies are forced to adapt in order to keep up with demand. Two telecom giants that are investing big in new infrastructure.
Even in a struggling economy, the telecomm industry continues to grow and is driving a data center boom. As a result major telecom players are forced to adapt in order to keep up with demand.
Two telecom giants in particular are investing big in new infrastructure. That means, more money is being spent on retail colocation space. The reason for a telecom data center boom? Smartphone users are getting more and more hungry for huge data plans and there simply isn’t enough infrastructure to keep up.
The aging 3G carrier infrastructure is slowly but surely being phased out by 4G LTE networks. Companies like Verizon Wireless are spending big, buying up square footage to accommodate both technologies.
The telecom data center boom isn’t just happening in North America but in Parts of Europe as well. British Telecom has recently expanded it’s Data Center in Whales to more than 10,000 sq. ft. Stateside, AT&T continues to invest heavily in North Carolina where its newest data center is expected to open sometime in 2014.
Let’s not forget about the servers; being able to deliver data across a vast network depends heavily on carrier grade dedicated servers. Servers are just as much a part of the telecom infrastructure as they are a part of the IT industry and more importance has been placed on scalability, efficiency and overall cost-effectiveness. Which is precisely why major telecom carriers are investing heavily data center design.
Mobile data plans will continue to grow, almost as fast the smartphone industry can keep up; which is precisely why the time is now for the telecom industry to invest in new data center space. Adapting the latest in server technology will allow companies like AT&T and British Telecom to keep up for years to come. A Scalable infrastructure will enable telecom carriers to provide scalable cost structures as well. If the economies of scale have taught us anything, it’s that investing in new technology eventually drives down cost. To that degree, the telecom industry has responded to the demands of the mobile market. The data center boom continues.