AT&T closes sale of data center colocation operations and assets

AT&T Inc. has announced that it has completed the sale of its data center colocation operations and assets to Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners, the company said.

The company previously announced a strategic alliance with Brookfield that included the transfer of these operations and assets.

Brookfield has established a wholly owned company, Evoque Data Center Solutionsâ„¢ (“Evoque”), to own and operate the assets. Customer contracts, employees supporting the colocation operations, fixed assets, leases and specified owned facilities have been transferred to Brookfield.

Evoque joins AT&T´s global colocation ecosystem program where AT&T will offer Evoque´s colocation services to business customers. The ecosystem program offers business customers access to 350+ data centers around the world.

Under the terms of the deal, AT&T has received USD 1.1 billion, which will support the company´s goal of reducing its net-debt-to-EBITDA-ratio to the 2.5x range by the end of 2019.

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