Centurylink has announced it had activated its new fiber optic route connecting Colombian city of Cali with Ecuador.
With an installed capacity of 400 gigabits in the transmission layer, the new cable network is linked to the Colombian “ring of alliance,” says Centurylink.
Along the way, the 585-km cable enables IP services in the cities of Popayan, Ipiales, and Pasto in Colombia, and Tulcan, Quito and Ibarra in Ecuador.
The infrastructure, says Centurylink, will make upscale services accessible to enterprises, internet service providers, telecommunications companies, and local governments. An additional benefit is the route will provide regional or global reach with the advantage of having them within a single provider with route diversity.
Experts say it will also connect the submarine system SAC (South American Crossing), enabling an international on-net outlet for Ecuador.
The Monroe, Louisiana-based telecom capacity vendor grew into a global, cutting-edge player last year when it acquired Level 3 for US$30 billion, gaining control on 450,000 route miles of fiber running across 60 countries around the globe. In Latin America, it has a network infrastructure of more than 16,000 miles.
“As a company, we understand how important it is for businesses to have a secure and reliable network that delivers faster connections to help move their businesses forward,” said Hector Alonso, Centurylink’s Regional Latin America President.
“Our expanded network offers companies in the region local network infrastructure and support together with global connectivity, creating a gateway for the exchange of information in the region and around the world.”