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Data centres a natural evolution for telecoms

telecom | 03/21/2014 8:59 pm EDT

Consumers and businesses alike have been storing increasing amounts of data in the cloud in recent years, a movement that has precipitated the building of a growing number of secure, air-conditioned, server-filled “clouds” across Canada. The centres storing all that data have some very specific requirements, and they’re ones Canada happens to fulfill — from a cool climate to a low probability of political upheaval — making it a popular destination for data. Building data centres is also a natural fit for telecoms, which is why companies like BCE Inc. and Rogers...