FiberLight and MDC partner on US to Mexico data traffic

09 June 2021 | Antony Savvas

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Network connectivity provider FiberLight has completed its fibre expansion in the greater El Paso, Texas market, with a new point-of-presence through MDC's El Paso data centre.

El Paso (pictured) has become a major hub for connecting to the Mexican market. “This expansion not only brings new connections for businesses in this area but now provides a fourth border crossing to support terabits of bandwidth from Mexico to Dallas,” said FiberLight.

The new link is able to connect El Paso with Laredo, McAllen and Brownsville. Joel Pacheco, CRO of MDC Data Centers, said: “FiberLight's strategy aligns very well with our tower and fibre capabilities of MDC El Paso, where we have seen customer demand from local wireless providers on both sides of the border.”

“We see first-hand the amount of capacity required to move data from the US market across the border to Mexico to support critical communications and to reach data centre locations in Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Austin,” said Chris Rabii, chief executive officer at FiberLight.

“This latest expansion and the connections with MDC Data Centers provide our customers with the cross border gateways required to move vast amounts of data from one data centre to another with no lag time.”

Art Kazmierczak, director of business and network development at Telia Carrier, added: “With the growing demand for high-capacity services FiberLight has been an enthusiastic partner to collaborate on new diverse solutions for infrastructure development in Texas and reaching to Mexico.”

He said: “By expanding the network crossing points between the US and Mexico we are adding resiliency to the region in order to meet growing global and dynamic customer demand for high quality connectivity to critical content, cloud ecosystems and millions of end-users.”