Buckle Up: First Come the Cables, then Comes the Carriers, then the Asian Content Providers

LOS ANGELES, CA – Southern California is not the easiest data center market to break into. However it has a lot of draws to push past the barriers – with perhaps the most important aspect being its connectivity. And that’s why CapRE’s Seventh Annual Southwest Data Center Summit: The Telecom Evolution featured a panel all about those connections — Connectivity in Southwest Markets: Analysis of New Subsea Landings, Latency Challenges and Innovations in Fiber. After some initial discussion, Moderator Gene Williams, Senior Director & Data Center Valuation Practice Group Leader at Cushman & Wakefield asked panelist Vinay Nagpal, President at InterGlobix LLC to provide some insight on the upcoming connectivity projects in the Los Angeles metro region. “Well, there is the Hong Kong to America cable, which is connecting Hermosa Beach to Hong Kong and branching out to Manchester California and to Taiwan,” replied Nagpal. “And then there’s the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), that’s connecting to Hong Kong and has two branches, to the Philippines and to Taiwan. And then there’s the Jupiter cable which is from Hermosa Beach to Japan and the branching unit to the Philippines. And the Curie cable, which is owned by Google, from Los Angeles to Chile. Those are the projects underway.” “So obviously, One Wilshire is the Center of connectivity in Los Angeles,” remarked Williams. “How do you see this additional fiber changing the market and networks in the next two to three…