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Future of Equinix

Equinix, Inc. is a US global company headquartered in Redwood City, California, that focuses on facilitating global interconnection between organizations and their customers, data, employees, partners, and clouds. The company is the top global colocation data center provider by market share.

Equinix was established in 1998 to provide a neutral place where the networks composing the early internet could exchange data traffic.

Home Country: 
United States
Industry: 
Internet
Industry vulnerability to disruption: 

<p>Belonging to the telecommunications sector means this company will be affected directly and indirectly by a number of disruptive opportunities and challenges over the coming decades. While described in detail within Quantumrun’s special reports, these disruptive trends can be summarized along the following broad points:</p>

<p>*First off, as Africa, Asia, and South America continue to develop over the next two decades, their populations will increasingly demand greater first world living amenities, this includes modern telecommunications infrastructure. Luckily, since many of these regions have been chronically underdeveloped, they have the opportunity to leapfrog into a mobile-first telecommunications network instead of a landline-first system. In either case, such infrastructure investment will keep telecom sector building contracts going strong into the foreseeable future.<br />
*Similarly, internet penetration will grow from 50 percent in 2015 to over 80 percent by the late-2020s, allowing regions across Africa, South America, the Middle East and parts of Asia to experience their first Internet revolution. These regions will represent the biggest growth opportunities for telecom companies over the next two decades.<br />
*Meanwhile, in the developed world, increasingly data-hungry populations will begin demanding ever greater broadband internet speeds, spurring investment into 5G internet networks. The introduction of 5G (by the mid-2020s) will enable a range of new technologies to finally achieve mass commercialization, from augmented reality to autonomous vehicles to smart cities. And as these technologies experience greater adoption, they will likewise spur further investment into building out nationwide 5G networks.<br />
*By the late 2020s, as the cost of rocket launches becomes more economical (in part thanks to new entrants like SpaceX and Blue Origin), the space industry will expand dramatically. This will bring down the cost of launching telecom (internet beaming) satellites into orbit, thereby increasing the competition terrestrial telecom companies face. Similarly, broadband services delivered by drone (Facebook) and balloon (Google) based systems will add an additional level of competition, especially in underdeveloped regions.</p>

Total patents held: 
17
Ranking List: 
421
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun Global 1000
280
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun US 500
45
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun Silicon Valley 100
Market Revenue Country: 
Market country 
United States
Revenue from country 
0.46
Market country 
Europe
Revenue from country 
0.32
Prod/Serv name revenue: 
Prod/Serv name: 
Services (Americas)
Prod/Serv revenue: 
1679549000
Prod/Serv name: 
Services (EMEA)
Prod/Serv revenue: 
1171339000
Prod/Serv name: 
Services (Asia-Pacific)
Prod/Serv revenue: 
761101000
Founded: 
1998
Company Name: 
Equinix
Revenue: 
3611989000
3y average revenue: 
2927210667
Operating expenses: 
2993250000
3y average expenses: 
2362095000
Company profile data note: 
All company data collected from its 2016 annual report and other public sources. The accuracy of this data and the conclusions derived from them depend on this publicly accessible data. If a data point listed above is discovered to be inaccurate, Quantumrun will make the necessary corrections to this live page.
Global employee count: 
6200
Domestic employee count: 
2510
Number of domestic locations: 
7
Funds in reserve: 
748476000
create term: 
#421 | 2017 Quantumrun Global 1000
#280 | 2017 Quantumrun US 500
#45 | 2017 Quantumrun Silicon Valley 100

Equinix, Inc. is a US global company headquartered in Redwood City, California, that focuses on facilitating global interconnection between organizations and their customers, data, employees, partners, and clouds. The company is the top global colocation data center provider by market share.

Equinix was established in 1998 to provide a neutral place where the networks composing the early internet could exchange data traffic.

Home country:
United States
Sector:
Telecommunications
Industry:
Internet
Website:
Founded:
1998
Global employee count:
6,200
Domestic employee count:
2,510

Financial Health

Revenue
$3,611,989,000 USD
3y average revenue
$2,927,210,667 USD
Operating expenses
$2,993,250,000 USD
3y average expenses
$2,362,095,000 USD
Funds in reserve
$748,476,000 USD
#1 Market country
United States
% of revenue from country #1
0.46%
#2 Market country
Europe
% of revenue from country #2
0.32%

Asset Performance

#1 Product/Service/Dept. name
Services (Americas)
#1 Product/Service revenue
$1,679,549,000 USD
#2 Product/Service/Dept. name
Services (EMEA)
#2 Product/Service revenue
$1,171,339,000 USD
#3 Product/Service/Dept. name
Services (Asia-Pacific)
#3 Product/Service revenue
$761,101,000 USD

Innovation assets and Pipeline

Total patents held
17
All company data collected from its 2016 annual report and other public sources. The accuracy of this data and the conclusions derived from them depend on this publicly accessible data. If a data point listed above is discovered to be inaccurate, Quantumrun will make the necessary corrections to this live page.

Disruption Vulnerability

Belonging to the telecommunications sector means this company will be affected directly and indirectly by a number of disruptive opportunities and challenges over the coming decades. While described in detail within Quantumrun’s special reports, these disruptive trends can be summarized along the following broad points:

*First off, as Africa, Asia, and South America continue to develop over the next two decades, their populations will increasingly demand greater first world living amenities, this includes modern telecommunications infrastructure. Luckily, since many of these regions have been chronically underdeveloped, they have the opportunity to leapfrog into a mobile-first telecommunications network instead of a landline-first system. In either case, such infrastructure investment will keep telecom sector building contracts going strong into the foreseeable future.

*Similarly, internet penetration will grow from 50 percent in 2015 to over 80 percent by the late-2020s, allowing regions across Africa, South America, the Middle East and parts of Asia to experience their first Internet revolution. These regions will represent the biggest growth opportunities for telecom companies over the next two decades.

*Meanwhile, in the developed world, increasingly data-hungry populations will begin demanding ever greater broadband internet speeds, spurring investment into 5G internet networks. The introduction of 5G (by the mid-2020s) will enable a range of new technologies to finally achieve mass commercialization, from augmented reality to autonomous vehicles to smart cities. And as these technologies experience greater adoption, they will likewise spur further investment into building out nationwide 5G networks.

*By the late 2020s, as the cost of rocket launches becomes more economical (in part thanks to new entrants like SpaceX and Blue Origin), the space industry will expand dramatically. This will bring down the cost of launching telecom (internet beaming) satellites into orbit, thereby increasing the competition terrestrial telecom companies face. Similarly, broadband services delivered by drone (Facebook) and balloon (Google) based systems will add an additional level of competition, especially in underdeveloped regions.