Alpehus Communications is giving service provider and enterprise customers that need access to Mexico an additional connectivity option via a new Network to Network Interface (NNI) agreement with Monterey, Mexico-based Marcatel.
Through this agreement, the two service providers have created an optical NNI in McAllen, Texas, allowing Alpheus and Marcatel to purchase each other's services and extend their own geographical footprints.
This relationship will benefit both Alpheus' and Marcatel's business customers alike.
Marcatel's customers will have a direct connection to their business locations in Texas, including the Rio Grande Valley and metro areas such as Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas/Ft. Worth. Likewise, Alpheus' customers that have offices along Mexico's border will have access to networks that will link them to locations including Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Veracruz.
With a primary focus on serving Texas' DASH (Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston) market, Alpheus has been aggressively building out a sizeable Ethernet footprint that serves over 94,000 buildings with a mix of fiber and copper facilities. These facilities make them an attractive provider option, especially for small and medium-sized businesses and competitive providers that need to fulfill off-net service orders.
Marcatel is the latest agreement that Alpheus has made with a Mexico-based service provider. Last October, it signed interconnection agreements with six concessionaires, which are alternative wireline service providers based in Mexico.
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