SRP Telecom (Booth 1015) says it is seeing an increase in demand for the dark fiber and related power solutions it offers to service providers in Phoenix.
Given Phoenix is well outside of earthquake and hurricane zones, its a pretty nice place to locate backup data and other telecommunications facilities like call centers, David Keough, wireline manager of SRP Telecom, explained. I would say … were seeing five to six major companies looking to land in Phoenix a month, he added.
For example, a company located in Los Angeles that wants to mirror its Web site or other network infrastructure might want to put its backup in Phoenix, he said.
And because SRP is part of a larger water and power company, it can provide service providers and their customers with the electricity to run their equipment as well as the fiber connections to network it.