Arelion upgrades Kansas City, Missouri, PoP to support multi-terabit capacity

June 11, 2024
AI technology and local startups are driving the demand for high-capacity transmission services.

On June 7, Arelion announced that it has upgraded its Point-of-Presence (PoP) at the NOCIX 1530 Swift data center in Kansas City, Missouri.

The upgrade, Arelion reports, will give wholesale and enterprise customers access to multi-terabit scale 400G Wave services and additional diversity for low-latency connectivity. The company reports that AI technology and local startups in Kansas City are driving the demand for high-capacity transmission services and scalable space and power, and the network expansion will help meet that need.

Arelion’s director of strategic sales and network development, Art Kazmierczak, said in a press release, “NOCIX’s 1530 Swift data center provides the additional power and space scaling needed to meet customer demand for content, cloud, and AI/ML expansion in the region. This new investment empowers our customers with high-capacity Wave services and diverse connectivity to the content ecosystem with close proximity to downtown Kansas City and nearby hyperscale campuses, enabling continued business growth in this thriving market.”

The 1530 Swift data campus center encompasses 175,000 square feet and has 20MW of available power.

Aaron Wendel, a managing member of NOCIX, added in the same press release, “Our facility’s additional space and power will help Arelion provide its customers with high-capacity services that unlock continued business success and technological innovation.”

Kansas City, part of Silicon Prairie, has experienced increased tech growth in recent years, with both Meta and Google developing data centers in the area.

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About the Author

Hayden Beeson

Hayden Beeson is a writer and editor with over seven years of experience in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, he was the associate editor of Architectural SSL and LEDs Magazine. 

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