DC BLOX plans Myrtle Beach submarine cable landing station

May 10, 2022
In addition to serving submarine cable network needs, the CLS also will support traditional colocation requirements for communications providers, local enterprises, governments, and customer partner networks.

Data center services provider DC BLOX says it wants to build a submarine cable landing station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach, SC. The company expects the CLS, which will be located in the International Technology and Aerospace Park (ITAP), to be completed in the second quarter of 2023.

DC BLOX says it will design the CLS to withstand a Category 5 hurricane and engineer it to Uptime Institute’s Tier III standards. The facility also will be SOC 2 Type II and NIST 800-171 compliant. The company expects the CLS to include up to 15 MW of AC power with managed rectifiers for DC power feed equipment (PFE). The CLS will connect to five pre-positioned subsea bore pipes configured for up to five submarine cables.

In addition to serving submarine cable network needs, the CLS also will support traditional colocation requirements for communications providers, local enterprises, governments, and customer partner networks, DC BLOX adds. The CLS will provide concurrently maintainable 2N power generation, UPS and switchgear, with indirect adiabatic and evaporation cooling for efficiency and sustainability with N+1 redundancy, the company adds.

“The Southeast is exploding with opportunity and investments in digital infrastructure are key to its growth,” commented Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX. “We are proud to announce plans for our seventh connected data center facility in the Southeast with this new cable landing station in Myrtle Beach, SC. Our continued investments in data centers and network infrastructure are a benefit to hyperscalers, carriers, and enterprises across the region. This new project represents a turning point for DC BLOX as we continue to scale and realize our vision to serve locally and connect globally.”

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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