Latin American digital infrastructure firm Cirion is planning three new data centers in the region.

This week the company announced plans for the construction of a new data center in the Quilicura region in Santiago (Chile), another data center in the industrial district of Macropolis in Lurin, Lima (Peru), and a new building in Cotia, São Paulo in Brazil. The three sites will total more than 6MW of capacity.

Santiago Chile
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The company first announced that it had acquired a 25,000 sqm (269,100 sq ft) area in Santiago for the development of a second data center in August last year.

“We believe in the development of the economies of the region, supporting digital business models,” said Facundo Castro, CEO of Cirion Technologies. “As Latin America’s leading digital infrastructure and technology provider, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality services and technologies, and these expansions reflect Cirion´s continued commitment to providing our customers with the most comprehensive suite of solutions to support their digital transformation across the region.”

Cirion said its data center facilities in São Paulo (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Quito (Ecuador), Cali (Colombia), and Lima (Peru) saw a ~12 percent increase in installed capacity over the course of 2022.

The company also said it plans to add 23Tbps to its submarine cable capacity, which will bring its total subsea capacity to 132Tbps.

Cirion was formed last year out of Stonepeak’s acquisition of Lumen Technologies’ Latin American operations. The company operates more than 17 data centers across Latin America – in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Chile – with a capacity of around 40MW, as well as a number of land stations and thousands of kilometers of fiber.

Stonepeak closed the $2.7 billion acquisition of the former Lumen business in August 2022.

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