Critical Systems Realty (1547) has partnered with Harrison Street. Together, the two companies will begin their seventh data center endeavor to purchase the iconic Chase Tower in McAllen, TX, one of the most important Internet exchange locations for telecommunication traffic between Texas and Mexico.
Chase Tower is a major telecommunications hub in McAllen, TX and has over 209,000 square feet of space that serves as the financial center for the Rio Grande Valley region. The tower has 46 different carrier networks established inside which makes it an ideal location for data centers and telecommunication hubs. The property’s two-carrier neutral meet-me-rooms (“MMR”) provide customers access to short-haul, long-haul, and dark fiber providers.
The joint venture between 1547 and Harrison Street has also acquired CarrierCom, a data center provider located in Chase Tower. This acquisition will give the joint venture partners ownership and operation of an international carrier-neutral colocation facility backed by 24x7x365 support services. In 2024, additional space for both business and personal use will become available at the site.
CarrierCOM is strategically located just 8 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border. The company was established by a group of South Texas businessmen in 1998 to provide protocol conversion services and telephony circuits into Mexico.
They have grown to be one of the most unique interconnected, carrier-neutral co-location and international connectivity centers south of San Antonio, Texas. McAllen Texas is one of the major fiber-optic corridors for Internet /telecommunications traffic into and out of Mexico.
Since then, they have grown to be one of the most unique interconnected, carrier-neutral co-location and international connectivity centers south of San Antonio, Texas. McAllen Texas is one of the major fiber-optic corridors for Internet /telecommunications traffic into and out of Mexico.
CarrierCOM is the place that U.S. carriers and Mexican concessionaires come to connect with each other, and has become a prime location for data services customers. Located in the Chase bank building, CarrierCOM is at the center of connectivity for many carriers, Internet providers and VoIP operators.