Arelion selects KIO Networks for Mexican expansion

Arelion selects KIO Networks for Mexican expansion


Arelion has expanded its network in Mexico adding two new diverse points of presence (PoPs) in Tultitlán (MEX|5) and Santa Fe (MEX|2), with KIO Networks.

Through the partnership, customers will be able to connect locally to Arelion’s global backbone, AS1299, at the ME|5 and MEX|2 facilities operated by KIO Networks, bringing the total number PoPs for Arelion in Mexico to six.

“We are glad to be the strategic Data Center for a wide range of providers, allowing them to enter new markets and together strengthen the operational capabilities and ensure the continuity of services to our clients and users," said Santiago Suinaga Sainz, managing director at KIO Networks.

"Mexico has a great opportunity to strengthen its infrastructure, a fundamental step for connectivity and innovation, which are key elements for organizations to explore and take advantage of better interconnected ecosystems.”

Arelion selected KIO’s carrier neutral connectivity ecosystem and carrier class availability in the market with tier three facilities hardened against earthquakes and built for scale.

The Santa Fe district in Southwestern Mexico City has seen significant investment with many high-rise tech company headquarters located there including top cloud, gaming, security and mobility companies.

While the Tultitlán district is on the northern edge of Mexico City in a more industrial area. Together the two locations provide diverse hubs to serve end-users and enterprises in the fast growing and expansive metropolis of Mexico City.

With a population of over 120 million, Mexico, the second-largest country in Latin America has seen internet use grow steadily among a higher percentage of the population. In addition, the coronavirus pandemic, has seen businesses in Mexico accelerate their digital transformations by putting workloads and apps in the cloud for their work-from-home employees.

“The traffic growth in Mexico is exploding. The challenges to supply chains impacting availability of high volume of transmission equipment and routing gear have limited growth and access to this emerging area for top cloud, gaming, cloud security and mobile application companies," said Luis Velasquez, mexico business manager, Arelion.

"This expansion and synergy bringing Internet connectivity at scale meets an immediate need for this bandwidth.”