New data from Synergy Research Group shows that Q3 retail colocation revenues in EMEA grew 10% from 2012 to reach almost $1.5 billion. The three clear market leaders in the region – Equinix, TelecityGroup and Interxion – each grew more strongly than the market as a whole and gained market share over their local rivals.
In aggregate, Equinix, TelecityGroup and Interxion now account for almost a quarter of the fragmented EMEA market. Each of the three leaders has a strong colocation presence in six or more EMEA countries. The UK is by far the largest country market within the region, accounting for over 30% of EMEA retail colocation revenues. TelecityGroup and Equinix are vying for leadership of the UK market.
Building a pan-European presence
On the considerably smaller wholesale side of colocation, Global Switch has a dominant market position accounting for almost 40% of regional revenues, with Digital Realty Trust the only other company with a double-digit market share. Global Switch’s large share of the smaller wholesale segment does result in its EMEA colocation revenues being on a par with the three retail segment leaders.
“EMEA accounted for nearly a third of global retail colocation revenues in Q3, and historically its growth rate has not lagged too far behind North America and APAC, despite the economic problems in the region,” said Synergy Research Group’s John Dinsdale. “It is also notable that the EMEA market leaders have shown it is possible to successfully build a pan-European presence. This is in contrast to the APAC region, where the market leaders have achieved their positions primarily by building a strong presence in their home countries.”
Synergy Research Group provides quarterly market sizing and segmentation data on colocation and related markets, including operator revenues by segment and by region. For over a decade, Synergy has been providing insights and analytics to marketing, business development, and investment professionals around the world.