Arelion Taps Gold Data, KIO for LATAM

March 15th, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

Arelion has lined up a partner to help it take on Latin America. They have teamed up with Gold Data to expand their reach into Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Specifically mentioned were Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.

Gold Data will help not just at the transit level, but with Arelion’s wave, Ethernet, and cloud connectivity services. Gold Data’s network reaches 156 PoPs and 76 data centers, leveraging a dozen subsea cable systems and touching 11 countries in and around the region.

Meanwhile, Arelion has also added a partner in Mexico City.  With the help of KIO Networks, they have added two new PoPs.  Mexico-based KIO operates some 40 facilities across the region, so there is certainly room for growth in that relationship as well.

Arelion was until recently called Telia Carrier, rebranding a few quarters after its separation from the rest of Telia. The company operates the #1 ranked global backbone, but its presence in LATAM hasn’t matched its depth in the US and Europe and this move looks like the beginning of an effort to remedy that.  We had Arelion CEO Staffan Göjeryd here for a spotlight in 2020 (prior to the rebranding).

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