Lumen expands its Mexican fibre optic network

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Lumen Technologies (Lumen) has expanded its network infrastructure in México in support of the digital transformation of businesses in need of connectivity, IT infrastructure and the cloud.

Lumen has invested in new metropolitan networks with next-gen optical technology to triple the size of its current footprint and bring fibre connectivity to locations in three cities, including metropolitan rings of 45km in Guadalajara, 90km in Monterrey and 100km in Mexico City.

"Our interconnected global fibre network is the anchor to the Lumen Platform, the combination of our cloud, security and communications & collaboration services that help our customers excel in this new industrial age," said Miguel de la Torre, Lumen Latam sales director for the northern cluster.

"We understand the importance of expanding and renewing our infrastructure to bring high quality services to our customers through fast and secure connections. This investment also follows the initiatives of the national government to strengthen telecommunication networks in Mexico, increasing its infrastructure and reach more users."

Lumen's national fibre ring in Mexico is approximately 3,600km in length and is joined by international routes in Monterrey.

In addition, the Lumen submarine cable system Pan-American Crossing (PAC) also connects Mexico to the city of Los Angeles, California in the US, and Costa Rica and Panama in Central America.

"Lumen will continue investing in the region to accompany business growth and government initiatives," added de la Torre. "This underscores our commitment to the development of the industry, not only in Mexico but in the region."

In September, CEO Jeff Storey told a Goldman Sachs conference that the CenturyLink name will stay, but only for its copper-based consumer services, after the telco changes its name to Lumen Technology. At the time he also confirmed that Lumen will also rebrand its mass-market fibre services for business and consumers as Quantum Fiber.