XO Communications is stretching its network reach southward into Latin America with the help of the regional carrier Neutrona Networks. Through interconnections in Dallas and Miami, the deal givex XO strategic access for its customers in Mexico, the markets of Central America, and South America.
We haven't heard all that much publicly from XO since Carl Icahn took the company private. I remain amazed he still owns the company, but have given up trying to guess what he's up to. But it's nice to see a bit of forward progress on a new front, in this case of the international variety.
Neutrona Networks is a relatively new carrier that arose from the international carrier assets of IFX Networks a couple years ago. They recently deployed a Juniper-based nextgen network that traverses multiple submarine cable systems with an aim of offering neutral access to the region through its many local partnerships. XO is a nice win for them, and just the sort of deal they have been targeting.
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