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Bell buys Q9 amidst increasing data centre competition: analysts

telecom | 08/08/2016 9:16 pm EDT

BCE Inc. announced Monday it is buying out its fellow investors in Q9 Networks Inc., a data centre operator in which it currently holds a 35.4-per-cent stake, in a move that analysts said comes as investment and competition in the data centre space increases. Bell said in a press release it will acquire the stakes “in a transaction valued at approximately $675 million, including Q9 net debt but excluding Bell's existing ownership interest.”   The release said the deal “supports Bell's ability to compete against...

Q9 Networks launching new support services for data centres

Media | 02/12/2015 3:44 pm EST

Q9 Networks Inc. said Thursday it is launching a new support option for its data centre customers that includes hardware installation and management for the full life cycle of customers’ servers and co-located products. The company said in a press release that the new onsite support services (OSS) allow it to support “entire physical computing infrastructure layer, from the data centre to the device,” and lets customers optimize their IT spending. Customers will no longer need to visit a Q9 data centre in order to install or manage their servers, the company said, as Q9...

Karen Sheriff to lead Q9 Networks

telecom | 11/25/2014 3:27 pm EST

Q9 Network Inc., a Toronto-based provider of data centre services, said Tuesday that Bell Aliant CEO Karen Sheriff would become its president and CEO as of Jan. 5. Sheriff has been CEO of Bell Aliant since 2008. She is slated to...