John Ghirardelli and Tim Kiser to Address Strategy Behind Acquisition of Colo Atl

ATLANTA, February 25, 2020 – Colo Atl, an American Tower company and the leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta, announces today that John Ghirardelli, General Manager of Colo Atl and Director, U.S. Innovation for American Tower; and Tim Kiser, Founder of Colo Atl and present Consultant, will join a panel discussing the convergence of digital infrastructure at the Bisnow Datacenter Investment Conference & Expo (DICE) Southeast 2020 on March 5 in Atlanta.

Ghirardelli and Kiser’s panel, “The Next Wave: The Convergence of Data Centers and Digital Infrastructure,” will cover the symbiotic relationship between cellular towers and data centers. American Tower, one of the leading operators and developers of wireless infrastructure, acquired Colo Atl last year. As the one-year anniversary of the acquisition nears, Ghirardelli and Kiser will address how the relationship between the data center and wireless world strengthens as edge computing increases demand on existing infrastructure. Ghirardelli and Kiser will discuss the trend and the strategy behind American Tower’s acquisition of Colo Atl, as well as the end result of stronger connectivity options for customers. Hunter Newby, Owner, Newby Ventures, will provide insight from an investor’s perspective. The panel takes place at 1 p.m.

Discussion points include:

  • The trend of wireless operators exploring data center operations.
  • How edge computing increases demand in wireless and data center infrastructure.
  • The convergence of data centers and digital infrastructure creating denser networks within cities.
  • Integration trends between data centers, telecom towers and antennas.

The third annual Bisnow DICE Southeast event brings together professionals of varying backgrounds, including data center operators, enterprise end users, colocation providers and engineers, in one of the top data center markets in the U.S. Attendees will learn about new data center technologies, tech-driven relationships between the private sector and public educational institutions, the role of data centers in smart cities and more.

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