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06 March 2012
Level 3 has revealed that it is planning fresh investment in the Colombian market, mooting the possibility of establishing the company’s first landing station in the country.
Speaking exclusively to
Capacity in São Paulo, Brazil, during Capacity
Latam 2012, Level 3’s regional president of Latin
America & Caribbean, Hector Alonso, also said the company
has begun construction of a third data centre in the
"Colombia is probably one of the most consistent and steady
markets for growth over the last three to five years," said
Alonso. "We are conducting deep analysis which will suggest if
there is a need for a landing station there."
Once a decision has been made,
Alonso estimates it will take approximately 18 months to
complete the landing station. The company presently has landing
stations in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Panama, Venezula,
Mexico and Costa Rica.
Alonso indicated that Level 3
has already made large investments across Colombia,
particularly in regards to its metro network access, backbone,
long-haul networks and data centres.
Level 3’s first
data centre was established in Colombia in 2000 and Alonso
admitted its two existing facilities are presently approaching
an "exhaustion" of capacity. Construction of a third data
centre in the country is now underway and it is expected to be
completed before the end of this year.
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