RENO, NV, March 28, 2014
New Q4 retail colocation data from Synergy Research Group shows that Equinix led in two of the three major regional markets while NTT was a clear leader in the APAC region. In North America Equinix remains a long way clear of its nearest rivals – Verizon and CenturyLink – while in the EMEA region there is a close three-way race between Equinix, TeleCity and Interxion. In the APAC region NTT’s market share is more than double that of its nearest rival, China Telecom, while Equinix is the third-ranked regional operator.
Worldwide colocation revenues reached over $4.5 billion in Q4, having grown by 8% year-on-year. Quarterly spend on wholesale colocation equated to some 26% of retail spend, with the three top-ranked operators by revenue being Digital Realty Trust, Global Switch and DuPont Fabros.
“The structures of the three regional markets are very different” said John Dinsdale, a Chief Analyst and Research Director at Synergy Research Group. “In APAC there are a lot of telcos and single-country operators, while the EMEA market is led by companies with operations in multiple countries and the U.S. is home to a long list of colocation specialists that focus solely on their home market. Over time multi-country operators will account for an ever-increasing share of the market.”
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