Level 3 expands Colombia operations

18 March 2013 |

Level 3 Communications has begun work on a new data centre in Colombia

The 500sqm Premier Elite data centre is under construction in Bogota, Colombia, and is expected to be operating by the second quarter of 2013. Demand for IT services has significantly increased in Latin America in recent years, and the expansion is said to indicate Level 3’s commitment to the region. .

It is hoped the data centre will reduce latency, costly metro access and provide on-net access to more than 55 countries.

"The Colombian market shows a growing demand for colocation, housing, hosting and value-added services," said Luis Carlos Guerrero, SVP for Level 3's Andean region.

"The trend to outsource these services to a trusted business partner — one that will support the customer in its expansion strategy — is crucial for companies today so they can focus on their core business."

As part of Level 3’s strategy to meet the increasing worldwide demand for data services, the new building will provide on-site technical staff, high levels of availability, enhanced security and high power density cabinets and suites.

The building will add to Level 3’s 14 data centres in Latin America and 350 worldwide.