Transtelco wraps its Mexico City metro fiber buildout

Transtelco, a competitive wholesale and business service provider, on Wednesday put the final touches on its metro fiber network in Mexico City, enabling it to address growing wholesale and enterprise service opportunities in a high growth Latin American country.

The multi-duct, multi-ring network will be able to provide a suite of services--including transport, IP access, Metro Ethernet, voice, collocation, content delivery and IT services-- to other service providers and businesses located along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Similar to other providers like XO Communications, Transtelco is extending its reach into Mexico City via Reynosa-McAllen and Nuevo Laredo-Laredo, Texas markets--two growing entry points into Mexico.  

Having this network complete provides the benefits of greater reach to both Mexican and U.S.-based businesses and service providers.

A U.S.-based incumbent or competitive service provider could better respond to their client's need to expand their respective businesses into Mexico City, particularly Ethernet. While service providers have been aggressively expanding their Ethernet footprints, they can't get to every location so they'll need to have local partners like Transtelco that can give them that reach into a market where they don't have network or experience serving.  

Likewise, Mexico-based companies and service providers that have traditionally had little options besides Telmex will be able to have an alternative provider for in-region service and access to major U.S. markets via Transtelco's own network facilities and partners. Transtelco was an early adopter of Ethernet exchanges, having established a connection with carrier Ethernet exchange provider CENX in 2010.

"The expansion of Transtelco's network into this critical market allows Transtelco to expand its footprint in an important manner while offering new services and solutions to a growing customer base at competitive rates," said Edgar Mosti, Vice President of Wholesale Network Services, Transtelco, in a release about the new network.

In addition to Ethernet, the new network will be an enabler for cloud services. Last May, the service provider began a trial of Alcatel-Lucent's (NYSE: ALU) CloudBand system to connect customers to its cloud services out of its El Paso data center.

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