By Michael Sciannamea, Web Editor
Spanish telecom provider Jazztel has announced a joint agreement with Intel Corp. to develop three data centers to act as application service providers (ASPs) in Spain and Portugal.
According to the companies, Intel will build Jazztel's data centers in Madrid, Barcelona, and Lisbon using its technology and support as part of Intel's plan to offer application services via the Internet around the world.
Jazztel said in a statement it was investing heavily in data centers to offer e-business and communications services to small and medium-sized business based in Spain and Portugal. The company is currently building a fiber-optic network around Iberia.
The agreement comes on the heels of a recent launch of an ASP project in Germany known as Einsteinet, staked with 300 million euro (US$263 million) from a group of investors.