Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Level 3 expands network capacity in Latin America

Level 3
Tuesday 19 November 13

Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announced it has expanded and upgraded its network infrastructure in Latin America to meet growing demand for integrated IP solutions, particularly in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela. According to TeleGeography estimates, international Internet traffic growth in Latin America is doubling every two years, which makes Latin America one of the fastest growing regions in the world…

Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announced it has expanded and upgraded its network infrastructure in Latin America to meet growing demand for integrated IP solutions, particularly in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.

According to TeleGeography estimates, international Internet traffic growth in Latin America is doubling every two years, which makes Latin America one of the fastest growing regions in the world.

Throughout the year, Level 3 has invested to further increase its high-bandwidth connectivity in the region.

• In Argentina, Level 3 expanded the Metro Ethernet Network Buenos Aires to include network deployments in high-density areas where its customers are located. This project included upgrades to some of the optic rings in the Macro/Microcenter, in addition to the implementation of the MetroE network.

• In Brazil, the extensive national backbone network has also been expanded to meet Level 3’s customer needs. A new metro network route has been deployed in Porto Alegre, connecting the most important business centers in the city. Additionally, in Rio de Janeiro, the capacity of the network has been enhanced to meet increasing demands in the Botafogo and Barra neighborhoods.

Fiber paths in the Curitiba-São Paulo-Rio de Janeiro route have also been upgraded, enabling greater availability and stability of the network. New submarine capacity has been added to the São Paulo-Rio de Janeiro route, providing increased availability of services, and new IP capacity connecting São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to the most important hubs in the U.S. and Europe is being implemented as well.

• In Colombia, responding to increasing demand and economic growth, Level 3 has extended its network coverage.

• In Venezuela, the new urban areas of Chuao and La Salle have been included in the Metro plan with an extensive deployment of fiber solutions, expanding the capacity of Gateway La Urbina, the main site in Caracas.

“Level 3 is committed to expanding its network in the main cities of Latin America where it sees significant opportunities for growth, and we are dedicated to helping our customers improve their business performance,” said Hector Alonso, Level 3´s regional president for Latin America. “Not only does Level 3 have the network infrastructure to support these increasing market demands, but it also offers a comprehensive portfolio of business communications services that can help enhance the efficiency of our customers.”

Level 3 operates an expansive global platform, formed by owned fiber networks on three continents in more than 55 countries and connected by extensive undersea facilities. The company has more than 160,000 kilometers (km) (100,000 miles) of routes between cities, 48,000 km (30,000 miles) of metropolitan routes, 56,000 km (35,000 miles) of routes underwater and over 500 on-net markets.


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