In case you haven't noticed, Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) likes Latin America a lot at the moment. Today the long-embattled network operator announced the expansion of the company's data center in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. The extra space and service capability will help the company meet growing enterprise demand.
The expansion mirrors a series of other data center expansions from Level 3 this year, including London, San Francisco, and Omaha. Each has been aimed at boosting their managed services capabilities and therefore at helping kickstart the enterprise growth they've been searching for. We should hear more about that next week when the company reports its third quarter financials.
As for Quito, it's one of the few Level 3 metro markets at a higher elevation (9,350 feet, much higher actually) than the company's hometown in Broomfield, and I suspect it's the highest data center they've got. Not that it means anything, I just happen to like geography. Level 3's Quito metro map is to the left, they're one of the few Latin American metro maps I know of with any appreciable level of detail.
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