back to article AT&T offloads a bunch of data centres for a billion bucks

AT&T has followed the emerging trend of carriers getting out of the data centre infrastructure business by offloading 31 colocation assets to Brookfield Infrastructure for US$1.1 billion. The US carrier announced the deal late last week and said the arrangement means the buyer will maintain the colocation business. The …

  1. Dan 55 Silver badge
    WTF?

    World is moving to cloudy data centre services

    AT&T has the closest data centres to the end customer.

    So AT&T gets get out of cloudy data centres. Makes perfect sense.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: World is moving to cloudy data centre services

      Why CAPEX when you can OPEX?

  2. tip pc Bronze badge

    Maybe they are going for Software Defined DC's?

    1. Flakk
      Coffee/keyboard

      LOL

      Coffee meet keyboard.

  3. An nonymous Cowerd

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

    but didnt American Telephone and Telegraph recently merge with the National Security Agency?, [according to wacky website the intercept https://theintercept.com/ ]

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