Another week, another deal for Global Crossing down in Brazil. Today they reported an expansion of their arrangement with BRQ IT Services. BRQ uses the network operator's managed WAN to connect its data center with 2500 employees spread out amongst the cities of São Paulo, Barueri, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Fortaleza and Brasilia.
In just a few days or so, Global Crossing will become a part of Level 3, but not much will happen to the South American business since Level 3 doesn't have any overlap in the region. Well, they do have some CDN business which they will surely move into the GC Impsat data centers over time where it makes sense. But by and large, we can expect this division of Global Crossing to simply get its own reporting segment when the fourth quarter numbers come out.
What Level 3 is surely hoping, though, is that the sort of growth Global Crossing has been finding in Latin America will be reproducible in North America once they have Global Crossing's product set integrated with Level 3's metro footprint.