VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Assured Communications Advisors International (ACA International), an international telecommunications consultancfirm headquartered in Vint Hill, Virginia, has announced plans to invest $52 million in Virginia Beach to open a 130,000 s/f data center.ACA International is purchasing a 10.2-acre site in Corporate Landing Business Park from the Virginia Beach Development Authority for $2.04 million. The company will build a 130,000 s/f facility that will house its new corporate headquarter offices, a tier III data center providing neutral co-location services and also serve as the cable landing station for future subsea telecommunications cables. ACA International will also create 30 jobs with average annual salaries of $59,000. Completion is anticipated in 4th quarter of 2019.“Virginia Beach is the new center for coastal continental edge ultra-high speed global telecommunications on the East Coast with new connectivity options being developed connecting Europe, Africa, and LATAM,” said Joel Ogren, president and CEO for ACA International. “The city, especially the Economic Development Department, has been extremely proactive in creating the framework to take advantage of the next stage of global digital infrastructure. The future of cities depends on their ability to connect globally as efficiently and effectively as possible, and Virginia Beach is now on par with other top tier cities around the world.”Since 2015, ACA International has been involved in multiple undersea network projects and international telecom strategies and feasibility studies and serves clients in the United States, Europe, Australia, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. The company provides strategy, project planning, development and oversight of broadband, satellite, sub-sea cables, wireless/mobility and smart city planning.
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