Turbidite has announced a joint venture with local telecoms provider IT&E to build a data center in Guam.

The Turbidite Guam development project will convert the current IT&E brownfield building into a 3MW data center with eventual expansion to a capacity of 10MW. Design and planning are currently underway, with the facility expected to be operational in 2022.

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“Over the past year, there has been an increase in connectivity requirements through Guam, which is the lowest latency point of US soil to the growing economies of Asia Pacific,” said Bill Barney, CEO of Turbidite. “Increasingly, tech companies are looking for highly connected and secure carrier-neutral data centers to store their edge nodes. Turbidite Guam will build a central IX for inbound cables destined for Asia.”

Aiming to support multinational corporations, large Internet companies, and hyperscalers, the site will feature open Meet-Me rooms with fiber-on-demand to all current and future cable landing stations in Guam.

“We look forward to teaming up with Turbidite to build this long-awaited new facility in Guam,” said Jim Beighley, CEO of Prospector Pacific. “Upon completion, Turbidite Guam will be a main anchor point to release the bottleneck we are currently experiencing in this market, enabling us to provide added value to our existing and prospective customers.”

Founded by former Global Cloud Xchange CEO Barney just weeks ago and backed by Hong Kong property firm New World Development Company Limited, Turbidite is a new data center company focused on buying and developing Edge facilities across the APAC region. IT&E itself is a joint venture between Prospector Pacific and Korea’s SK Telecom.