Arelion has extended its North American fiber reach south across the US/Mexico border. The independent global network operator which we formerly called Telia Carrier has deployed two fully diverse new routes down to the city of Monterrey.
The first of the new routes connects Arelion’s PoP at MDC-MCA2 in McAllen to Equinix’s M01 facility in Monterrey. The second runs from VTX in Laredo down to Neutral Networks Pabellón M. Each route is about 150 miles in length, leveraging DWDM to deliver up to 400G waves over what is presumably a dark fiber lease.
Arelion clearly sees some opportunity down in Mexico, as they now have 7 PoPs in the country, with plans for more. The most recent PoP was apparently opened in Mérida earlier this quarter, which is way out on the Yucatán peninsula. They operate a couple locations each in Mexico City and in Querétaro.
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