Telia Carrier has extended its partnership with MDC Data Centers (Formerly McAllen Data Center). The telecom carrier has launched a new network Point-of-Presence (PoP) at MDC’s El Paso colocation data center.
Located at the network crossing points between the United States and Mexico, the new Telia Carrier network PoP in El Paso provides scalable multi-terabit network capacity and connectivity. The addition of this network PoP in this colocation facility would enhance the local availability of “high-speed” IP Transit, Cloud Connect, Ethernet and IPX services for operators, content providers and enterprises alike.
El Paso, which is part of the El Paso-Juarez cross-border market, has fostered a thriving environment for businesses to operate. El Paso is home to over 70 Fortune 500 companies. Over the past few years, the area has become a major traffic hub for data center operators connecting the U.S. into Northern Mexico. Telia Carrier’s expanded network presence in MDC’s data center addresses the growing demand with a new diverse option for high-capacity services.
“I am glad to welcome Telia Carrier to our El Paso data center and to continue the tradition of growing shoulder to shoulder with our most trusted partners,” said Juan Salazar, CEO of MDC. “I have enjoyed seeing Telia Carrier’s impressive growth at our McAllen facility over the years and could not be happier to have them join our ecosystem in El Paso. I know that Telia Carrier’s network brings with it a network consistency and performance that meets the demands of our growing, global and dynamic clients on the U.S. and Mexico border.”
Bandwidth Services Demand
With data centers in McAllen, Laredo, Nogales and El Paso, MDC focuses on interconnecting the world with Mexico by providing carrier-neutral colocation and international fiber crossings in strategic hubs along the U.S. border with Mexico. MDC’s colocation data center in McAllen boasts one of the largest concentrations of Mexican operators in one place. It is home to the MEX-IX, a peering exchange focused on servicing Mexico.
“Our continued partnership with MDC, and investment in the Southwest and Mexico market is a testament to our customer-driven approach, adding additional diversity and capacity as we expand our global IP backbone,” said Art Kazmierczak, Director of Business and Network Development, Telia Carrier. “The demand for IP and other big bandwidth services in El Paso is growing at an incredible rate as more businesses enter the market and leverage capability at the edge. We deliver a global alternative carrier solution and are continually expanding our network to ensure we have the capacity and reach to meet the dynamic demands of our customers for flexible traffic-intensive workflows at scale.”