National Voice + Data signs up to Equinix Melbourne data centre

Telecommunications company National Voice + Data has signed up to take space in Equinix’s Melbourne data centre, ME1, which is currently under construction.

The deal means the telco can expand its voice, data and cloud infrastructure services to customers in Victoria. National Voice + Data has used Equinix’s Sydney data centre, SY3, since 2009.

With access to more than 1,000 network providers, Platform Equinix will allow the telco to connect with a variety of service providers to deliver its cloud services.

“This expansion to ME1 allows us consistency with our suppliers, flexibility to expand with customer demand, and interconnectivity at high speed for our customers,” National Voice + Data CEO Eric Constantinidis said in a statement.

Once completed, the $66 million ME1 facility will provide customers with capacity of 1,500 cabinets. According to the vendor, 375 cabinets are scheduled for completion by December 2014.

In October 2014, digital entertainment network provider Cinenet announced that it would be one of the first tenants in ME1.

At the time, Cinenet director Tony Clark said it would be investing $70,000 in network infrastructure at ME1.

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