At our International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers, Equinix offers rooftop platform space and connectivity for you to supply and operate your antenna. Equinix offers rooftop space at the majority of IBX data centers globally.
Services offered include:
Secure, structurally engineered platforms, rails, and masts
Ability to connect your antenna to your colocation space of record
Unconditioned rooftop AC power (optional)
Installation and permitting
You can provide many different antenna types, including:
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Line of Sight (LOS) Optical
Microwave or Millimeter Wave
You also provide outdoor-rated cabling, which Equinix installs through a weatherproof conduit.
Tip: For data centers with no rooftop capacity for GPS antenna applications, we offer Equinix Precision Time (EPT).
Install the antenna mast,
Provide any power needed, and
Run the cables to your licensed space inside the IBX.
Suppose you prefer to install the antenna yourself. In that case, you must provide Equinix with the appropriate permits and approve all structural engineering before installation. Equinix runs all power and cross-connect cables per our global IBX Policies.
Note: The antenna connection must be run to the colocation space licensed by the same customer of record.
To learn more about the installation steps, contact your Account Rep or Sales Engineer.
Equinix offers rooftop space for antennas at the most of our data centers globally.
Each IBX varies, so a Capacity Feasibility Review (CFR) is required to evaluate the capability, cable distances, and line of sight at each location.
Pricing varies depending on the antenna type and size. Contact your Account Rep or Sales Engineer for details.
No, each antenna must connect to a cabinet or cage owned by the same customer of record.
Equinix is responsible for any natural obstructions within our property boundary. Equinix is not responsible for intra-customer interference or obstructions/interference outside our property line.
No, we observe the same security guidelines around protecting the privacy of antenna deployments as we do for colocation deployments.
Some data centers require a lift to install antennas, depending on the antenna type and the location of the antenna mast. If your specific installation requires a lift, you are notified during the quoting process.
No, Equinix does not track, monitor, or offer opinions on frequency selection. If you need assistance, you can contact an independent Frequency Coordinator or register with the FCC.