Level 3 launches high-capacity metropolitan networks in Argentina and Colombia

26 March 2013 | Mitch Sayers


Level 3 Communications has today announced it has launched a new high-capacity metropolitan network in Buenos Aires and Bogota.

The advanced networks in Argentina and Colombia, respectively, joins Level 3’s high-speed networks operating in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in South America – and follows the construction of a new Colombia data centre in Bogota.

Level 3’s enhanced capabilities are designed to offer 40Gbps speeds to customers, in addition to disaster recovery and cloud services solutions to wholesale and enterprise customers.

"Level 3 is always working to meet all the needs of our customers, and by launching these metropolitan networks, we will be able to address our customers' increasing demand for capacity in two very important markets in Latin America," said Leonardo Barbero, Level 3's chief marketing officer for Latin America.

"The additional connectivity provided by the new networks enables significantly faster network speed and scalable capacity, giving an advantage to any customer doing business in either market," he added.

In both areas the networks offer 80x40Gbps and have the potential of upgrading to 80x100gbps through PoPs, data centres and high bandwidth locations, with easy access to the high capacity network.

Gina Sanchez, an industry analyst for Latin America, commented that a main challenge to providers is “the data traffic explosion” arising from the “complex system of integrated services and applications that companies have to cope with on a daily basis”.

"Level 3's high-capacity metropolitan networks are addressing this challenge, optimizing customer connectivity and thus enhancing customer experience," Sanchez added.