Telia Carrier is taking on a bit more of the North American marketplace by making a move into Mexico. It's one more step in Telia's plan of steadily and organically adding depth to the company's global AS1299 backbone.
Telia's first point of presence in Mexico will be in Queretaro, about 200km northwest of Mexico City, which they are linking directly to their Texas fiber nodes in Laredo and McAllen via leased capacity. From there, Telia hopes to start gaining more direct access to the service providers connecting the country's population of 120M. Telia had already been serving clients in the area through backhaul links up to its US footprint.
As is so common these days, demand from global content/cloud companies is helping drive the expansion. Also playing a role are surely the regulatory changes afoot in the Mexican telecom space, which have seen the influence of the incumbent wane a bit.